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shorn

[ shawrn, shohrn ]SEE DEFINITION OF shorn

Synonyms for shorn

  • mow
  • prune
  • shave
  • snip
  • trim
  • crop
  • fleece
  • groom
  • pare
  • shorten
  • cut back
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SHORN

God, who tempers the wind to the shorn lamb, will watch over you!

You'll be shorn like a lamb one of these days, with your benevolence.

Though they may be shorn of their glory, they retain their place in the organism of knowledge.

When it was all shorn off she crept out of the room without opening her eyes.

Shorn was the unkempt mop of hair and vanished the impudent swagger.

The yard, which had been so attractive, was shorn of its decorations.

But the limitations of Alaskan conditions have shorn all profit from the enterprise.

But we--ah we, on how many occasions have we been unwilling to be shorn of that which was our right.

But without a dollar he would be like Samson shorn of his locks.

Hogs and Tegs: the first shearing of sheep that have not been shorn as lambs.

WORD ORIGIN

"shaven," late Old English scoren, past participle adjective from shear (v.).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SHORN

bare

adjectivewithout clothing
  • bald
  • bareskinned
  • denuded
  • disrobed
  • divested
  • exposed
  • in one's birthday suit
  • naked
  • nude
  • peeled
  • shorn
  • stripped
  • unclad
  • unclothed
  • uncovered
  • undressed
  • unrobed

hairless

adjectivewithout growth on body part
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