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beardless

[beerd-lis] /ˈbɪərd lɪs/
adjective
1.
having no beard or one shaved close to the skin.
2.
(of a male) very young or immature.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English; see beard, -less
Related forms
beardlessness, noun
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Examples from the web for beardless
  • It is a shock to be reminded of the beardless age at which the sons of good families used to be pushed into the service.
  • He's the mullah with the round, boyish, beardless face and a benign tuft of hair peeking out from beneath his turban.
  • He was beardless, and the garb he wore was torn and travel-stained, but he had shapeliness and beauty.
  • It is a beardless variety with white chaff and straw.
  • Other enticing species include the green kingfisher, northern beardless-tyrannulet and yellow-billed cuckoo.
British Dictionary definitions for beardless

beardless

/ˈbɪədlɪs/
adjective
1.
without a beard
2.
too young to grow a beard; immature
Derived Forms
beardlessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for beardless
adj.

early 14c., from beard (n.) + -less.

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