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hirsute

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adjective hir·sute \ˈhər-ˌsüt, ˈhir-, ˌhər-ˈ, hir-ˈ\

Simple Definition of hirsute

  • : having a lot of hair especially on the face or body

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hirsute

  1. 1 :  hairy 1

  2. 2 :  covered with coarse stiff hairs <a hirsute leaf>

hirsuteness noun

Examples of hirsute in a sentence

  1. <wore a hirsute mask as part of his werewolf costume>



Did You Know?

Hirsute has nearly the same spelling and exactly the same meaning as its Latin parent, hirsutus. The word isn't quite one of a kind, though; it has four close relatives: hirsutism and hirsuties, synonymous nouns naming a medical condition involving excessive hair growth; hirsutal, an adjective meaning "of or relating to hair"; and hirsutulous, a mostly botanical term meaning "slightly hairy" (as in hirsutulous stems). The latter three are not especially common but are entered in our Unabridged Dictionary.

Origin of hirsute

Latin hirsutus; akin to Latin horrēre to bristle — more at horror


First Known Use: 1621


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hirsute

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adjective hir·sute \ˈhər-ˌsüt, ˈhi(ə)r-, ˌhər-ˈ, hi(ə)r-ˈ\

Medical Definition of hirsute

  1. :  very hairy

hirsuteness noun



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