adjective, bris·tli·er, bris·tli·est.
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His hair is less gray than it is now, less bristly, more floppy.
The hair was stiff and bristly, and stood out in every direction, while the beard matched it in growth and quantity.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
Clark glanced down at his own shabby clothes and rubbed a rough, bristly chin.Restricted Tool|Malcolm B. Morehart
His muzzle is thick and long; his eyebrows are rough and bristly: his ears black, and almost naked.
There are two tufts of hair, of a bright yellow, below the ears, and another tuft of bristly hair upon the top of the head.
They were all legs and teeth and bristly fur, the meat almost inedible.Space Prison|Tom Godwin