Synonyms of bristle in English:

bristle


See definition of bristle

noun

1‘Curtis smoothed the bristles on his chin’

SYNONYMS

hair, whisker

stubble, designer stubble, five o'clock shadow

technical seta

2‘a hedgehog's bristles’

SYNONYMS

prickle, spine, quill, thorn, barb


verb

1‘Corbett sensed menace and malevolence, and the hair on the back of his neck bristled’

SYNONYMS

rise, stand up, stand on end

literary horripilate

2‘she swivelled round, bristling at his tone’

SYNONYMS

get angry, become infuriated, be furious, be maddened, bridle, become indignant, be irritated, get one's hackles up, have one's hackles up, feel one's hackles rise, rear up, draw oneself up, flare up, see red

take offence, take umbrage

be defensive

3‘the roof bristled with antennae’

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abound, swarm, teem, crawl, overflow, hum, be alive, be packed, be crowded, be thronged, be jammed, be infested, be full, be covered

informal be thick, be crawling, be lousy, be stuffed, be jam-packed, be chock-a-block, be chock-full