AskDefine | Define bristly

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bristly adj
1 very irritable; "bristly exchanges between the White House and the press"; "he became prickly and spiteful"; "witty and waspish about his colleagues" [syn: prickly, splenetic, waspish]
2 having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.; "a horse with a short bristly mane"; "bristly shrubs"; "burred fruits"; "setaceous whiskers" [syn: barbed, barbellate, briary, briery, bristled, burred, burry, prickly, setose, setaceous, spiny, thorny]

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  1. covered with bristles

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