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hoar·y

 (hôr′ē)
adj. hoar·i·er, hoar·i·est
1. Gray or white with or as if with age.
2. Covered with grayish hair or pubescence: hoary leaves.
3. So old as to inspire veneration; ancient.

hoar′i·ly adv.
hoar′i·ness n.

hoary

(ˈhɔːrɪ)
adj, hoarier or hoariest
1. having grey or white hair
2. (Colours) white or whitish-grey in colour
3. ancient or venerable
ˈhoarily adv
ˈhoariness n

hoar•y

(ˈhɔr i, ˈhoʊr i)

adj. hoar•i•er, hoar•i•est.
1. gray or white with age.
2. ancient or venerable: hoary myths.
3. tedious from familiarity; stale: a hoary joke.
[1520–30]
hoar′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hoary - showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair; "whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge; "nodded his hoary head"
old - (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age; "his mother is very old"; "a ripe old age"; "how old are you?"
2.hoary - ancient; "hoary jokes"
old - of long duration; not new; "old tradition"; "old house"; "old wine"; "old country"; "old friendships"; "old money"
3.hoary - covered with fine whitish hairs or down
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
haired, hairy, hirsute - having or covered with hair; "Jacob was a hairy man"; "a hairy caterpillar"

hoary

adjective
1. old, aged, ancient, antique, venerable, antiquated the hoary old myth that women are unpredictable

hoary

adjective
Belonging to, existing, or occurring in times long past:
Translations

hoary

[ˈhɔːrɪ] ADJ (hoarier (compar) (hoariest (superl)))
1. (= grey-haired) → cano
2. (= old) [myth] → manido; [joke] → muy viejo

hoary

adj (+er)
hair, old man etcergraut
(fig: = old) → uralt, altehrwürdig; a hoary old jokeein alter Hut, ein Witz mit (einem langen) Bart

hoary

[ˈhɔːrɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (liter) (hair) → bianco/a; (person) → canuto/a, dai capelli bianchi; (ancient) → vetusto/a
it's a hoary old joke → è una barzelletta vecchia
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