Synonyms of bristly in English:

bristly


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adjective

1‘the dunes were dotted with bristly little bushes’

SYNONYMS
prickly, spiky, spiked, thorny, scratchy, stiff
briary, brambly

2‘the bristly skin of his cheek’

SYNONYMS
stubbly, hairy, scratchy, fuzzy, unshaven
whiskered, whiskery, bewhiskered, bearded, hirsute
rough, coarse, prickly
technical hispid
ANTONYMS

smooth, clean-shaven