"bristled" in the verb sense
1. abound, burst, bristle
be in a state of movement or action
"The room abounded with screaming children"
"The garden bristled with toddlers"
2. bristle, uprise, stand up
rise up as in fear
"The dog's fur bristled"
"It was a sight to make one's hair uprise!"
have or be thickly covered with or as if with bristles
react in an offended or angry manner
"He bristled at her suggestion that he should teach her how to use the program"
"bristled" in the adjective sense
1. barbed, barbellate, briary, briery, bristled, bristly, burred, burry, prickly, setose, setaceous, spiny, thorny
having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
"a horse with a short bristly mane"
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