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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.
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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
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كَثْرَة الشَّعْر
sem er hárugur/loîinn


nBehaartheit f; is hairiness a sign of virility?ist starker Haarwuchs ein Zeichen von Männlichkeit?
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(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.
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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.
"Our legs, may it please your Royal Hairiness," replied the shaggy man.
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.
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.
The next day I went out, blotchy, with zebra stripes of hairiness and possibly an unaccounted-for wax strip stuck somewhere to my person.
After a lively exchange about their relative hairiness, facial or otherwise, Norris ended up weeping with laughter in front of the cameras.
Benjamin Reiners pointed out, "The new TURBO-S rings include many benefits such as extremely stable running behaviour even at highest speeds under critical circumstances along with excellent yarn quality parameters such as lowest yarn hairiness, and on top very quick adaption after change of yarn type - even for synthetic fibres."
This type of hairiness can be treated with oral contraceptives or spironolactone.
Hirsutism is the excessive hairiness on women in those parts of the body where terminal hair do not normally occur or is minimal for example, a beard or chest hair.
Spider plant traits that were considered qualitative included growth habit, flower colour, stem colour, stem hairiness, petiole colour, petiole hairiness, leaf colour, and leaf pubescence based on the list of modified spider plant descriptors [11] (Table 2).
In order of fright, they are: Legginess, sudden movements, speediness, hairiness, crawliness, size, skin contact, quietness, colour, web spinning, dirtiness, jaws, found in dark places and "harmfulness." Myths, myths, myths.