Synonyms of bristle in English:

bristle

noun

  • 1 the bristles on his chin
    hair, whisker; (bristles)stubble, five o'clock shadow; Zoologyseta/setae
  • 2 a hedgehog's bristles
    spine, prickle, quill, barb
  • verb

    Back to top  
  • 1 the hair on the back of his neck bristled
    rise, stand up, stand on end
    literary horripilate
  • 2 she bristled at his tone
    take offense, bridle, take umbrage, be affronted, be offended; get angry, be irritated
  • 3 the roof bristled with antennas
    abound, overflow, be full, be packed, be crowded, be jammed, be covered
    informal be thick, be jam-packed, be chock-full
  • Definition of bristle in:

    Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

    Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

    Word of the day anastrophe
    Pronunciation: əˈnastrəfi
    noun
    the inversion of the usual order of words...