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shaggy

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of shaggy

  1. 1 covered with or as if with hair <a big, shaggy dog kept trying to lick my face> Synonyms bristly, brushy, cottony, fleecy, furred, furry, hirsute, rough, hairy, silky, unshorn, woolly (also wooly)Related Words bearded, bewhiskered, mustachioed (also moustachioed), whiskered; stubbled, stubbly; downy, fluffy, fuzzy, linty, nappyNear Antonyms beardless, shaved, shavenAntonyms bald, furless, glabrous, hairless, shorn, smooth

  2. 2 made of or resembling hair <a shaggy carpet that was a relic of the 1970s> Synonyms furry, fuzzy, rough, hairy, woolly (also wooly)Related Words downy, fluffy, nappy, puffy; hairlike





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