hirsute

[ hur-soot, hur-soot ]SEE DEFINITION OF hirsute

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What was St. Meuse to me that for her I should mow my hirsute glories?

The entire plant is quite fibrous and has a hirsute surface.

There are two more species—the Pithecia hirsute and the Pithecia albicans.

With the scherzo the two hirsute faces broke into broad smiles.

And she got herself carried ashore by the hirsute giant McVane.

The epidermis is drab-colored and strongly corrugated, inclined to hirsute.

And you have found nobody to be your champion against Simon the Hirsute?

Which runs to "beautiful coloring," sartorial, hirsute, facial?

It was found that the man was not hirsute, untamed or eccentric.

His face, divested of its hirsute appendages, Ralph observed, was a decidedly evil face.

WORD ORIGIN

"hairy," 1620s, from Latin hirsutus "rough, shaggy, bristly," figuratively "rude, unpolished," related to hirtus "shaggy," and possibly to horrere "to bristle with fear," from PIE *ghers-tu-, from root *ghers- "to bristle" (see horror).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HIRSUTE

bearded

adjectivehaving facial hair
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