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Related / Similar Words: barbed, barbellate, briary, briery, bristled, bristly, burred, burry, setose, setaceous, spiny, thorny, splenetic, waspish

 

Definition:
  • having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.; "a horse with a short bristly mane"; "bristly shrubs"; "burred fruits"; "setaceous whiskers";
  • very irritable; "bristly exchanges between the White House and the press"; "he became prickly and spiteful"; "witty and waspish about his colleagues";

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