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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hirsute mean? 

HIRSUTE (adjective)
  The adjective HIRSUTE has 1 sense:

1. having or covered with hair

  Familiarity information: HIRSUTE used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

HIRSUTE (adjective)

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Having or covered with hair


haired; hairy; hirsute

Context examples:

Jacob was a hairy man / a hairy caterpillar


canescent; hoary (covered with fine whitish hairs or down)

shock-headed (having a shock (or untidy mass) of hair)

short-haired (with short hair)

silky-haired (having hair that resembles silk)

silver-haired (having hair the color of silver)

smooth-haired (having hair that feels smooth)

snake-haired ((of monsters) having snakes for hair)

soft-haired (having soft hair)

stiff-haired (having stiff hair)

thick-haired (having thick hair)

tomentose; tomentous (densely covered with short matted woolly hairs)

velvety-furred; velvety-haired (having hair that feels like velvet)

wire-haired; wiry-coated ((especially of dogs) having stiff wiry hair)

wiry (of hair that resembles wire in stiffness)

rough-haired (having hairy that feels rough)

pilary; pilose; pilous (covered with hairs especially fine soft ones)

pappose ((of plants such as dandelions and thistles) having pappi or tufts of featherlike hairs or delicate bristles)

coarse-furred; coarse-haired (having coarse hair or fur)

comal; comate; comose (of certain seeds (such as cotton) having a tuft or tufts of hair)

curly-coated; curly-haired (covered with curly hair)

dark-coated; dark-haired (covered with dark hair)

downy; puberulent; pubescent; sericeous (covered with fine soft hairs or down)

floccose ((of plants) having tufts of soft woolly hairs)

furlike (resembling fur)

furred; furry (covered with a dense coat of fine silky hairs)

fuzzed; fuzzy (covering with fine light hairs)

glossy-coated; glossy-furred; glossy-haired (having glossy hair)

hispid ((of animals or plants) having stiff coarse hairs or bristles)

lanate; woolly (covered with dense cottony hairs or hairlike filaments)

long-haired (with long hair)

woolly; woolly-haired; wooly; wooly-haired (covered with dense often matted or curly hairs)

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