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Synonyms for bristleˈbrɪs əl

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  1. bristle(noun)

    a stiff fiber (coarse hair or filament); natural or synthetic

  2. bristle(verb)

    a stiff hair

  3. abound, burst, bristle(verb)

    be in a state of movement or action

    "The room abounded with screaming children"; "The garden bristled with toddlers"

    Synonyms:
    break open, bristle, split, abound, uprise, bust, collapse, explode, stand up, break, erupt, burst

  4. bristle, uprise, stand up(verb)

    rise up as in fear

    "The dog's fur bristled"; "It was a sight to make one's hair uprise!"

    Synonyms:
    rise, bristle, grow, get up, stand, ascend, lift, hold up, stand up, hold water, arise, develop, resurrect, go up, come up, spring up, abound, originate, burst, stick up, place upright, move up, uprise, turn out

  5. bristle(verb)

    have or be thickly covered with or as if with bristles

    "bristling leaves"

    Synonyms:
    stand up, abound, uprise, burst

  6. bristle(verb)

    react in an offended or angry manner

    "He bristled at her suggestion that he should teach her how to use the program"

    Synonyms:
    stand up, abound, uprise, burst


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