unhoary

hoary

[hawr-ee, hohr-ee]
adjective, hoarier, hoariest.
1.
gray or white with age: an old dog with a hoary muzzle.
2.
ancient or venerable: hoary myths.
3.
tedious from familiarity; stale: Please don't tell that hoary joke at dinner again tonight.

Origin:
1520–30; hoar + -y1

hoarily, adverb
hoariness, noun
unhoary, adjective


1. grizzled, grizzly; hoar. 2. old, dated, aged; venerated, revered.
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hoary (ˈhɔːrɪ)
 
adj , hoarier, hoariest
1.  having grey or white hair
2.  white or whitish-grey in colour
3.  ancient or venerable
 
'hoarily
 
adv
 
'hoariness
 
n

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hoary
1520, "grey or white with age" (of hair), 1609 as "venerable, ancient." See hoar.
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