Bristliness
Bristliness Bris"tli*ness, n. The quality or state of having bristles. [1913 Webster]

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  • bristliness — bris·tli·ness …   English syllables

  • bristliness — noun the quality of being covered with prickly thorns or spines • Syn: ↑prickliness, ↑spininess, ↑thorniness • Derivationally related forms: ↑thorny (for: ↑thorniness), ↑spiny …   Useful english dictionary

  • bristly — bristliness, n. /bris lee/, adj., bristlier, bristliest. 1. covered or rough with bristles. 2. like or resembling bristles. 3. easily antagonized; irascible: a bristly person with few friends. [1585 95; BRISTLE + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • prickliness — noun the quality of being covered with prickly thorns or spines • Syn: ↑bristliness, ↑spininess, ↑thorniness • Derivationally related forms: ↑thorny (for: ↑thorniness), ↑spiny …   Useful english dictionary

  • spininess — noun the quality of being covered with prickly thorns or spines • Syn: ↑prickliness, ↑bristliness, ↑thorniness • Derivationally related forms: ↑thorny (for: ↑thorniness), ↑spiny, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • thorniness — noun 1. a rough and bitter manner • Syn: ↑bitterness, ↑acrimony, ↑acerbity, ↑jaundice, ↑tartness • Derivationally related forms: ↑tart (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • hairiness — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. shagginess, downiness, pubescence, pilosity, hispidity, crinosity, bristliness, hirsuteness, furriness, fluffiness …   English dictionary for students

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  • hairiness — n crinosity, furriness, downiness, pilosity, Both Bot., Zool. pubescence, pubescency; wooliness, shagginess, hirsuteness, Med. hirsutism; bristliness, Bot., Zool. hispidity …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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