Definition of Bristle up

1. Verb. Show anger or indignation. "She bristled at his insolent remarks"

Exact synonyms: Bridle At, Bridle Up, Bristle At
Generic synonyms: Mind



Lexicographical Neighbors of Bristle Up

briskness
brisknesses
brisks
brisky
brisling
brislings
brisses
bristle
bristle-pointed
bristle-shaped
bristle at
bristle brush
bristle cell
bristle fern
bristle up (current term)
bristlebird
bristlebirds
bristlecone
bristlecone fir
bristlecone pine
bristlecones
bristled
bristlelike
bristles
bristletail
bristletails
bristlier
bristliest

Literary usage of Bristle up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Glossary of Tudor and Stuart Words: Especially from the Dramatists by Walter William Skeat, Anthony Lawson Mayhew (1914)
"To stover' is entered in EDD. as an obsolete west-country word for ' to bristle up', probably from ' stover', meaning stubble. ..."

2. What's So and what Isn't by John McClelland Work (1916)
"It knows that the sole reason why the nations of the world bristle up and snarl and rush at each other is because of the present economic arrangements. ..."

3. Essays and Lectures: Historical and Literary by James Whiteside (1868)
"It cheers me to . see his spirit—to see him whet his spurs, and peck, and peck, and peck, and bristle up his plumage, and flutter and take his flight, ..."

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