Synonyms for bearded

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Antonyms for bearded

  • unbearded
  • unhirsute
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BEARDED

She went and bearded the aunt, and took the girl away bodily in her pony-cart.

Footsteps sounded and his bearded roommate entered the room.

Cardan speaks of a bearded demon of Niphus, who gave him lessons of philosophy.

At the desk a bearded man of middle-age was glancing through some papers.

He was a robust Northman, bearded, and in the force of his age.

Has the bronzed and bearded Barndale anything to do with it?

"Back to your breakfast, boys," says a tall and bearded sergeant.

What, then, is the connection between Godfrey Staunton and the bearded man?

This was no long, bent, bearded apparition, but the figure of youth.

But all were bronzed and bearded, fleshless and clean-limbed.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "to grow or have a beard," from beard (n.). The sense of "confront boldly and directly" is from Middle English phrases such as rennen in berd "oppose openly" (c.1200), reproven in the berd "to rebuke directly and personally" (c.1400), on the same notion as modern slang get in (someone's) face. Related: Bearded; bearding.

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