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Having little or no hair.

hair′less·ness n.


(Anatomy) the condition of being hairless
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hairlessness - the condition of being void of hair
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
baldness, phalacrosis - the condition of having no hair on the top of the head
2.hairlessness - the quality of not having hair
appearance, visual aspect - outward or visible aspect of a person or thing
hairiness, pilosity - the quality of having hair
References in classic literature ?
He wondered if they so covered their bodies from shame of their hairlessness or because they thought the odd things they wore added any to the beauty of their appearance.
She says: "My mum was a model and my aunt was a beauty therapist, so you could say I'm indoctrinated into hairlessness.
These researchers mapped the disease to chromosome 8p21 in humans and subsequently cloned a gene called "hairless," responsible for hairlessness in mice.
He'd heard that all-over hairlessness is a popular trend in the gay community, so he thought he'd bleach all his hair so it looked invisible," The Sun quoted a source as saying.
In addition, the authors argue that sweating, hairlessness and cranial cooling systems found in the human species, though certainly useful for walking, are essential for endurance running in hot climes.
That national group tries to alleviate the embarrassment of hairlessness for children who have lost hair to fire, surgery or cancer treatments.
I fervently attacked my menacing hide of beastly shagginess and managed to pull off a state of continuous hairlessness for over a year.
Without hesitating," said Stevenson, "he pointed to the top of his head, and we quickly discovered a linear area of hairlessness on the left side of the top of his head" (p.
Now, he advocates a new vocabulary to describe a state of hairlessness in a more positive way.
A month later, Caleb resigned from his job at Allied Life and set up an organisation called Progressive Hairlessness Educational Workshop.
Articles and images abound in the popular press and internet on various forms of pubic hairlessness.
What I found is that the norms of body-hair removal now dominant in American popular culture -- basically, smooth skin everywhere but the eyebrows, eyelashes and head for women, along with increasing demands for hairlessness for men -- are scarcely a century old.