bristle

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Synonyms for bristle

stand up

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be angry

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abound

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to be abundantly filled or richly supplied

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a stiff fiber (coarse hair or filament)

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a stiff hair

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be in a state of movement or action

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rise up as in fear

have or be thickly covered with or as if with bristles

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react in an offended or angry manner

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His jaws let go their grip, and he leaped backward to escape this strange danger, his lips drawn back from his fangs, his throat snarling, every hair bristling with rage and fright.
He sprang back, bristling and snarling, fearful of the unseen and unknown.
My hair was bristling, and I was convulsed with a fierce, unreasoning rage.
And saw it also, with hair bristling, its head upwards, trembling in the stillest midnight, when even dogs believe in ghosts:
Then can we kill all the Gomangani in the jungle." He rose and growled horribly, bristling his stiff hair.