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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.
Morris' focus was on sexual behavior, which he argued was different from that of other primates due to humans' relative hairlessness, which rendered our primary and secondary sexual characteristics more visible.
I've inherited both you and auntie's relative hairlessness. Auntie-mommy once joked in front of her third husband that it was our "French" blood; he's dead now.
This funny and moving show will look behind the poster campaigns and pink ribbons at the reality of cancer: newfound friendships, pain and death, mundane treatment cycles, hairlessness and scars with songs.
Hodgson, "The hairlessness norm extended: reasons for and predictors of women's body hair removal at different body sites," Sex Roles, vol.
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.
Of course, pubic hairlessness is typical of premenarche (e.g., Courant et al., 2010; Ebling, 1987) and pubic hair loss can occur post menopause, although age-related body hair loss among women appears too gradual to map closely onto hormone-related changes that co-occur with loss of fertility due to menopause (Ali & Wojnarowska, 2011).
Specific features such as bipedalism, hairlessness and a larger brain distinguish the human from other animals - and the woman's role in evolution is key.
Hutt (1963) described six forms of genetic hypotrichosis in cattle: lethal hairlessness, semi hairlessness, hypotrichosis with anodontia, hypotrichosis with missing incisors, streaked hairlessness and viable hypotrichosis.
Within the mainstream gay community in the U.S., Australia and Canada, the athletes perceived hairlessness as being the ideal.