- bristly or bristling
Origin of horrentClassical Latin horrens (gen. horrentis), present participle of horrere: see horrid
Covered with bristles; bristling.
Origin of horrentLatin horrēns horrent- present participle of horrēre to tremble, bristle
(comparative more horrent, superlative most horrent)
- Standing erect, as bristles; covered with bristling points; bristled; bristling.