bristled bristled  /b ˈrɪ səld/


  • (adj) having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.


  1. Eastwood bristled at the charge.
  2. Even those with historically warmer ties to the pariah state, such as Russia and China, have bristled at Pyongyang's latest moves.


  1. U.S. puts jets in Jordan, fuels Russian fear of Syria no-fly zone

    By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States said on Saturday it would keep F-16 fighters and Patriot missiles in Jordan at Amman's request, and Russia bristled at the possibility they could be used to enforce a no-fly zone inside Syria. Washington, which has long called for President Bashar al-Assad to step down, pledged military support to Syrian rebels this week, citing what it said ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Foggy facts stir confusion about NSA surveillance

    Some Congress members have bristled at the way President Barack Obama described briefings available to them: “Your duly elected representatives have been consistently informed on exactly what we’re doing,” he said.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Ashland City Times


  1. Limbaugh said that "this is why I have always bristled when I hear people claim conservativism gets close to Nazism. It is liberalism that's the closest you can get to Nazism and socialism. It's all bundled up under the socialist banner. There are...
    on Aug 7, 2009 By: Rush Limbaugh Source: ABC News

  2. "It was in Boston, not Georgia, that a white man has called me nigger for the first time," Thomas wrote. "I bristled at the self-righteous sanctimony with which so many of the northerners at Yale glibly discussed the South's racial problems."
    on Oct 2, 2007 By: Clarence Thomas Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "Oh, everything, yeah," Oldham said. "I mean, Charley was so kind. He never bristled at the five bajillion questions I hammered him with, wanting to know everything about everything."
    on Feb 3, 2008 By: Todd Oldham Source: CBS News

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