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Synonyms for bristlyˈbrɪs li

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  1. bristly, prickly, splenetic, waspish(adj)

    very irritable

    Synonyms:
    briary, prickly, barbed, setose, waspish, bristled, splenic, burred, bristly, barbellate, setaceous, briery, burry, splenetic, spiny, thorny, lienal

    Antonyms:
    good-natured, unarmed

  2. barbed, barbellate, briary, briery, bristled, bristly, burred, burry, prickly, setose, setaceous, spiny, thorny(adj)

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

    Synonyms:
    briary, nipping, prickly, barbed, setose, waspish, mordacious, pungent, burred, spinous, bristly, barbellate, setaceous, briery, thorny, burry, biting, splenetic, spiny, bristled

    Antonyms:
    unarmed, good-natured


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