Meaning of bristly

bris•tly

Pronunciation: (bris'lē), [key]
— -tli•er, -tli•est.
  1. covered or rough with bristles.
  2. like or resembling bristles.
  3. easily antagonized; irascible: a bristly person with few friends.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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