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What is another word for bristling?

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Adjective
Growing thickly
Adjective
Filled, crowded, or well-supplied with something
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Adjective
Louse-ridden
Adjective
Covered in thistles
Adjective
(of a situation or course of action) Filled with or likely to result in (something undesirable)
Adjective
Rigidly upright or straight
Adjective
High in tension or levels of conflict
Verb
Present participle for to become excitedly upset or angry
“The actors bristle at the notion that this sentiment will alienate a patriotic audience.”
Verb
Present participle for to rise or stand erect, like bristles
“Its passionate verve makes your hair bristle with sheer pleasure.”
Verb
Present participle for to be covered with or abundant in (something)
“Built to last, they bristle with every modern convenience.”
Verb
Present participle for to feel or express violent uncontrollable anger
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Pointing upward
Verb
Present participle for to cause to become angry
Noun
The state or quality of having a rough surface
“We got there on a tourist coach from Port Said accompanied by armed police and soldiers in jeeps bristling with guns.”
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