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n.1.The state or quality of being destitute of beard.
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Falstaff's calling attention to Hal's and the Boy's similar beardlessness is significant, since it in part establishes the relationship between the Boy and possible manhood.
Randolph never married, probably due to a genetic disorder known as Klinefelter Syndrome, in which a male has an extra X chromosome, which leads to infertility, impotency, and beardlessness. Some contend his long affliction with tuberculosis was the cause.
Salman Rushdie, one of the most well known contemporary writers who approached the conflict of the worlds, offered in 2001 some representative marks of the modern Occidental society that place it in disagreement with traditional, fundamentalist societies: "freedom of speech, a multiple-party political system, universal adult suffrage, accountable government, Jews, homosexuals, women's rights, pluralism, secularism, short skirts, dancing, beardlessness, evolution theory, sex." (39)