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1. bristle

noun. ['ˈbrɪsəl'] a stiff fiber (coarse hair or filament); natural or synthetic.

Synonyms

  • fibre
  • fiber

Antonyms

  • dishonor
  • refuse
  • stay

Etymology

  • bristil (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Bristle

  • euromissile
  • antimissile
  • entwistle
  • dismissal
  • whistle
  • gristle
  • glycel
  • epistle
  • wissel
  • thistle
  • this'll
  • sissel
  • schissel
  • missile
  • missel
  • missal
  • kissell
  • kissel
  • hisel
  • fissile
  • fissell
  • fissel
  • cissell
  • bissell
  • bisel

Example sentences of the word bristle


1. Noun, singular or mass
Mix the detergent and water completely and dip a soft bristle brush into the water.

2. Adjective
Get a bristle hair brush and dip it into the paint.

2. bristle-pointed

adjective. pointed like bristles.

Antonyms

  • rounded

3. bristle

verb. ['ˈbrɪsəl'] be in a state of movement or action.

Synonyms

  • abound
  • burst
  • feature

Antonyms

  • irresponsibleness
  • unthoughtfulness
  • lie
  • sit

Etymology

  • bristil (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. bristle

verb. ['ˈbrɪsəl'] rise up as in fear.

Synonyms

  • uprise

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • dirty

Etymology

  • bristil (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. bristle

noun. ['ˈbrɪsəl'] a stiff hair.

Antonyms

  • lose

Etymology

  • bristil (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. bristle

verb. ['ˈbrɪsəl'] have or be thickly covered with or as if with bristles.

Synonyms

  • feature

Antonyms

  • uncover
  • irresponsibility

Etymology

  • bristil (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. bristle

verb. ['ˈbrɪsəl'] react in an offended or angry manner.

Synonyms

  • react

Antonyms

  • implode
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • bristil (Middle English (1100-1500))
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