1. bristled

adjective. ['ˈbrɪsəld'] having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc..


  • setose
  • thorny
  • prickly
  • barbellate
  • burry
  • barbed
  • bristly
  • briery
  • briary
  • setaceous
  • spiny
  • burred


  • armless
  • easy
  • good-natured
  • unsarcastic

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Words that Rhyme with Bristled

  • whistled

Example sentences of the word bristled

1. Verb, past participle
Wet the fence down with the garden hose and brush with a soft bristled brush.

2. Adjective
Dip a bristled brush into the solution to agitate it so the bleach and water are thoroughly mixed together.

Quotes containing the word bristled

1. Ride?"Rhage snorted. "Please. That thing is a sewing machine with an air dam taped to it. My GTO could dust the fucker in fourth gear from a dead stop."When there was an odd sound from behind, John looked back. So did the three Brothers. "What."Xhex bristled and crossed her arms over her chest. "I can laugh, you know. And that's . . . pretty damn funny."Rhage beamed. "I knew I liked you.
- J.R. Ward, Lover Mine

2. Do you really expect me to fall apart every time another woman throws herself at you? Because, if that's so, I'll be a nervous wreck before the honeymoon's over. Although, if they do it in front of me..."He went still. "Did you just propose to me?"She bristled. "Do you have a problem with that?"The scoreboard lit up, and he gave the world a high five. "God, I love you.
- Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Natural Born Charmer