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hairy

adjective

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1 covered with or as if with hair
  • a hairy spider

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2 made of or resembling hair
  • found enough hairy clumps around the house to make another cat
  • a hairy mass of fiberglass insulation

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3 requiring exceptional skill or caution in performance or handling
  • landing on that airstrip is always a hairy proposition

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4 marked by or causing agitation or uncomfortable feelings
  • the snowstorm made for a hairy commute back home that evening

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“Hairy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hairy. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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