Synonyms for stubbly

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Antonyms for stubbly

  • unbearded
  • unhirsute
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The palm of his hand rasped a stubbly chin as he looked askance at me.

It seemed an age while I was crossing the short, stubbly grass of the Meadows.

He was a little man, all muscles and hands and feet, with a gray-red, stubbly beard.

"That's right," agreed the older man, rubbing his stubbly beard with his hand.

The stubbly chins were all smooth, and that makes a great difference.

The man smiled as he ran a hand over his stubbly two-day-old beard.

His face was pale, haggard and, like the Aztec crewmen's, covered with stubbly beard.

Sprawled on the bed, fully clothed was a man with a stubbly beard.

"No more blinkin' camps for me," said the man with the stubbly chin.

"But watch this ruddy cow," broke in the man with the stubbly chin.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "stumps of grain stalks left in the ground after reaping," from Old French estuble "stubble" (French éteule), from Latin stupla, reduced form of stipula "stalk, straw;" related to stipes "trunk, stick." Applied from c.1600 to bristles on a man's unshaven face.

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