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Synonyms for bristled

Verb

1. abound, burst, bristle, have, feature
usage: be in a state of movement or action; "The room abounded with screaming children"; "The garden bristled with toddlers"
2. bristle, uprise, stand up
usage: rise up as in fear; "The dog's fur bristled"; "It was a sight to make one's hair uprise!"
3. bristle, have, feature
usage: have or be thickly covered with or as if with bristles; "bristling leaves"
4. bristle, react, respond
usage: react in an offended or angry manner; "He bristled at her suggestion that he should teach her how to use the program"

Adjective

1. barbed, barbellate, briary, briery, bristled, bristly, burred, burry, prickly, setose, setaceous, spiny, thorny, armed (vs. unarmed)
usage: 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"
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