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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Definitions for hirsute

  1. Covered with hair; set with bristles; shaggy; hairy.

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Citations for hirsute
The Bear . . . makes the rounds of the clubs "disguised" in trench coat and broad-brimmed hat, hoping (successfully, it seems) to be mistaken for a rather hirsute human. Richard M. Sudhalter, New York Times
First of all, your nose is nearly covered with your bloody moustache and your beard, Mr Gogarty replied. Mr Allen apologised for his "hirsute" appearance. Paul Cullen, Irish Times
Origin of hirsute
Hirsute comes from Latin hirsutus, "covered with hair, rough, shaggy, prickly."