Meaning of hirsute in English:


Pronunciation /ˈhəːsjuːt/

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literary, humorous
  • Hairy.

    ‘their hirsute chests’
    • ‘More than eight out of ten hirsute he-males told some infantile men's magazine that their chest fuzz made them feel more manly.’
    • ‘It's not the hair on his chest that socially disadvantages the hirsute man.’
    • ‘One of the two is hirsute and capable of weaving, whereas the other is bald and incapable of weaving.’
    • ‘And as a hirsute man, I don't think a blast of bronzing mist would do me any good whatsoever.’
    • ‘Not as conscientious as the hirsute man in front of me, I took this as my cue to step out of line.’
    • ‘I am huddled in a tight semicircle with a group of exceedingly hirsute young men, all wearing corduroy sport coats, all staring intently at the stage.’
    • ‘And what did an irredeemably hirsute activist do?’
    • ‘He left quite a legacy - unwashed, hirsute fans, a bootleg archive that rivals the Library of Congress, and a tasty ice cream flavour.’
    • ‘In college I was introduced to a friend's friend, a short, cute, hirsute writer named L. who drank too much.’
    • ‘Little wonder that the petite, sharp-eyed Phoolan, is hurt by comparisons to the avuncular and hirsute Veerappan.’
    • ‘Their daughter studied the hirsute heavily built actor and decided, ‘Oh, it's Daddy!’’
    • ‘But the boy is still visible beneath the hirsute exterior.’
    • ‘He is no longer the hirsute bombshell he was in those years, but his love for the jersey, his influence on Limerick hurling, is as strong as ever.’
    • ‘Bears wake from their long hibernation, now, hirsute initiates with tales to tell to those with ears to listen.’
    • ‘All else having failed, will their hirsute image do the trick?’
    • ‘Anyway, I have nothing per say against classic FM rock and its hirsute, highway-star riffage.’
    • ‘They all know who Kahlo is, especially since a hirsute Salma Hayek played her in the Oscar-nominated biopic Frida.’
    • ‘He's by no means hirsute himself, judging by the jacket portrait.’
    • ‘I am hoping that my hirsute body will prevent any bugs from plundering the sanctity of my inner ear.’
    • ‘The nineteen-year-old in question is precociously hirsute on account of his Mediterranean parentage.’
    hairy, shaggy, bushy, hair-covered, long-haired, woolly, furry, fleecy, fuzzy
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Early 17th century from Latin hirsutus.