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bristly

[ bris-lee ]
/ ˈbrɪs li /
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adjective, bris·tli·er, bris·tli·est.
covered or rough with bristles.
like or resembling bristles.
easily antagonized; irascible: a bristly person with few friends.
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Origin of bristly

First recorded in 1585–95; bristle + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM bristly

bris·tli·ness, noun
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