Adjective Definition


1.Definition: having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.

"A horse with a short bristly mane", "Bristly shrubs"

Related Adjective(s):barbed, barbellate, briary, briery, bristled, burred, burry, prickly, setaceous, setose, spiny, thorny

2.Definition: very irritable

"Bristly exchanges between the White House and the press"

Related Adjective(s):prickly, splenetic, waspish

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