hackles

shackle

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  • hackles — noun a feeling of anger and animosity having one s hackles or dander up • Syn: ↑dander • Hypernyms: ↑anger, ↑choler, ↑ire * * * hackles [ˈhæklz] [ˈhæklz] …   Useful english dictionary

  • hackles — hack|les [ˈhækəlz] n [plural] [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Probably from an unrecorded Old English hacule small hook ] 1.) sb s hackles rise if someone s hackles rise, they begin to feel very angry, because someone s behaviour or attitude offends… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hackles — noun (plural) 1 sb s hackles rise if someone s hackles rise they begin to feel very angry, because someone s behaviour or attitude offends them: Laura saw the insolent look on his face, and felt her hackles rising. | raise sb s hackles (=make… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hackles — [[t]hæ̱k(ə)lz[/t]] PHRASE: V inflects If something raises your hackles or makes your hackles rise, it makes you feel angry and hostile. Oh boy, this record s going to raise a few hackles... You could see her hackles rising as she heard him… …   English dictionary

  • hackles — n. anger to raise smb. s hackles * * * [ anger ] to raise smb. s hackles …   Combinatory dictionary

  • hackles — hack|les [ hæklz ] noun plural 1. ) if your hackles rise, or something raises your hackles, you begin to feel very angry 2. ) the hairs on the back of the neck of cats, dogs, and some other animals that stick up when they are angry …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hackles — UK [ˈhæk(ə)lz] / US noun [plural] 1) if your hackles rise, or if something raises your hackles, you begin to feel very angry 2) the hairs on the back of the neck of cats, dogs, and some other animals that stick up when they are angry …   English dictionary

  • hackles — [ˈhæk(ə)lz] noun [plural] if your hackles rise, you begin to feel very angry …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • hackles — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. temper, dander, passion; see anger …   English dictionary for students

  • hackles — n. erectile hairs on the back of animals; feathers on the back of the neck of birds that rise when the bird is scared or is just about to fight; feeling of anger; feeling of hostility; dander hack·le || hækl n. neck feather (of a rooster,… …   English contemporary dictionary

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