hirsute

[hur-soot, hur-soot]
adjective
1.
hairy; shaggy.
2.
Botany, Zoology. covered with long, rather stiff hairs.
3.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of hair.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin hirsūtus rough, shaggy, bristly; akin to horrid

hirsuteness, noun
subhirsute, adjective
subhirsuteness, noun


1. pilose, unshaved, bearded, bushy, woolly, furry.
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hirsute (ˈhɜːsjuːt)
 
adj
1.  covered with hair
2.  (of plants or their parts) covered with long but not stiff hairs
3.  (of a person) having long, thick, or untrimmed hair
 
[C17: from Latin hirsūtus shaggy; related to Latin horrēre to bristle, hirtus hairy; see horrid]
 
'hirsuteness
 
n

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hirsute
1621, from L. hirsutus "rough, shaggy," related to hirtus "shaggy," and possibly to horrere "to bristle with fear."
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hirsute hir·sute (hûr'sōōt', hēr'-, hər-sōōt')
adj.
Covered with hair; hairy.

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hirsute definition


Occasionally used as a humorous synonym for hairy.
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Example sentences
Even his appearance, which is uncharacteristically hirsute and blank, helps make the film more of a curiosity than a failure.
One of the few foil cutters that can handle the curse of the hirsute.
But a wog on a face gloriously hirsute with inches of flowing beard is a thing unto itself.
In other words, our anatomically hirsute cousins are actually our genetic brothers.
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