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adj. hair·i·er, hair·i·est
1. Covered with hair or hairlike projections: a hairy caterpillar.
2. Consisting of or resembling hair: wore a hairy sweater.
3. Slang Fraught with difficulties; hazardous: a hairy escape; hairy problems.

hair′i·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hairiness - the quality of having hair
appearance, visual aspect - outward or visible aspect of a person or thing
hirsuteness, hirsutism - excessive hairiness
hairlessness - the quality of not having hair
كَثْرَة الشَّعْر
sem er hárugur/loîinn


nBehaartheit f; is hairiness a sign of virility?ist starker Haarwuchs ein Zeichen von Männlichkeit?


(heə) noun
1. one of the mass of thread-like objects that grow from the skin. He brushed the dog's hairs off his jacket.
2. the mass of these, especially on a person's head. He's got brown hair.
having (a certain kind of) hair. a fair-haired girl.
ˈhairy adjective
covered in hair or having a lot of hair. a hairy chest.
ˈhairiness noun
ˈhair('s)-breadth noun
a very small distance. That knife missed me by a hair's-breadth.
ˈhairbrush noun
a brush for arranging and smoothing the hair.
ˈhaircut noun
the act or style of cutting a person's hair. Go and get a haircut.
ˈhair-doplurals ˈhair-dos, ~ˈhair-do's noun
a hairstyle. I like her new hair-do.
ˈhairdresser noun
a person who cuts, washes, styles etc a person's hair.
ˈhairdressing noun
ˈhair-drier noun
an electrical apparatus for drying hair by blowing hot air over it.
ˈhairline noun
the line along the forehead where the hair begins to grow.
ˈhair-oil noun
a scented, oily lotion for smoothing down the hair.
ˈhairpin noun
a bent wire for keeping a woman's hair in place.
(of a bend in a road) sharp and U-shaped, especially on a mountain or a hill.
ˈhair-raising adjective
terrifying. hair-raising stories.
ˈhairstyle noun
the result of cutting, styling etc a person's hair. a simple hairstyle.
keep one's hair on
to remain calm and not become angry.
let one's hair down
to behave in a free and relaxed manner.
make (someone's) hair stand on end
to terrify (a person).
(not to) turn a hair
to remain calm. He put his finger in the flame without turning a hair.
split hairs
to worry about unimportant details.
tear one's hair
to show great irritation or despair.
References in classic literature ?
The fore-feet of the YAHOO differed from my hands in nothing else but the length of the nails, the coarseness and brownness of the palms, and the hairiness on the backs.
All that had caused him doubt before as to the identity of his attackers was the hairiness of their breasts, for the white apes are entirely hairless except for a great shock bristling from their heads.
Our legs, may it please your Royal Hairiness," replied the shaggy man.
His hairiness was the one point which impressed itself upon Thaddeus Sholto when he saw him at the window.
See how different the leaves of the cabbage are, and how extremely alike the flowers; how unlike the flowers of the heartsease are, and how alike the leaves; how much the fruit of the different kinds of gooseberries differ in size, colour, shape, and hairiness, and yet the flowers present very slight differences.
Bobbin winding is typically conducted after spinning and to rapidly perform processes such as relocation of packages and adjusting thread imperfections which in most cases increases hairiness of the thread, which this action occurs by rubbing the thread to different sections of bobbin winding machine.
Symptoms of elevated levels of androgens, or male sex hormones, which can include acne, excessive hairiness and sometimes male-pattern hair loss.
So come on - join me in embracing your hairiness for Decembeard and get people talking about bowels - and they will because if you start growing a beard, everyone wants to know why
Nothofagus nervosa was characterized by greater leaf thickness, hardness, and hairiness than the other 2 species of southern beech (Barrera et al.
Instead, the participants suggest hairiness is both indicative of a man's masculinity, and a natural part of being a man.
Covering in turn real dynamics and complex dynamics, they consider such topics as directional entropies of cellular automaton-maps, a monotonicity conjecture for real cubic maps, self-similarity and hairiness in the Mandelbrot set, the Fibonacci unimodal map, and the mathematical work of Curt McMullen.
Landa's body is central in the scene: his crooked legs and his hairiness contrast powerfully with the tall and attractive man that plays the "after" segment of the advertisement.