- 1(Especially of hair) close-set, stiff, and spiky: a bristling beardMore example sentences
- The body is covered by thick long fur with a brown patch of bristling hair.
- His fingertips touched the bristling hair on the dog's neck.
- A burly man who seemed to be all bristling black hair thumped Sam on the shoulder.
- 2Aggressively brisk or tense: he fills the screen with a restless, bristling energyMore example sentences
- The success of the exhibit was further evidence of the bristling energy and dynamism of Houston's art scene.
- The bristling energy has been turned inward, resulting in an unprecedented illusion of warmth.
- Accordingly, the bristling argument for Shelley's misinterpreted morality spawns an even more daring reclamation.
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