bristly bristly


  1. (adj) very irritable
  2. (adj) having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.


  1. John Kieran is short, wiry, grey, bristly and brilliant.
  2. It is covered with white polyethylene molded into bristly triangles and slick circles.
  3. It could entirely demolish the idea of a tree, replacing it with something more akin to a thick, bristly bush.


  • Shaw right man in right place at right time

    Winning goal in 3rd OT of Game 1 caps an exhausting night Early in what would be the longest night of anyone's recent hockey life, Andrew Shaw sized things up. The bristly, fearless Blackhawks antagonizer went face-to-torso with the Bruins' Zdeno Chara while crashing to the net, pushing and shoving with the 6-foot-9 defenseman, giving up about a foot but nothing else.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Chicago Tribune


  1. "When I think of Barney, he's coming up as a heavy, bristly hairbrush," says Giamatti, with an audible smile.
    on Aug 6, 2009 By: Paul Giamatti Source:

  2. "I have every certainty that The Donald will appear on 'The View' and it will be the highest rated episode of 'The View' in history," Musto said. "And they will pretend to make up. Rosie will still be a little bristly, Donald still be a...
    on Jan 21, 2007 By: Michael Musto Source: CBS News

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