Synonyms of hair in English:


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1‘thick black curly hair’

head of hair, shock of hair, mop of hair, mane
locks, tresses, curls
wig, toupee, hairpiece, switch
informal rug, thatch
British informal barnet
rare postiche

2‘your hair looks lovely’

hairstyle, haircut, cut, style, coiffure
informal hairdo, do, coif

3‘muscular dogs with wide heads and short, blue-grey hair’

fur, wool
coat, fleece, pelt, hide, skin
archaic fell


    split hairs

    ‘a pompous professor who uses language to equivocate and split hairs’

    quibble, raise trivial objections, find fault, cavil, carp, niggle, argue over nothing
    informal nitpick
    archaic pettifog
    let one's hair down

    ‘visitors young and old let their hair down and enjoyed the entertainment’

    have a good time, have a great time, enjoy oneself, have fun, make merry, have the time of one's life, let oneself go, have a fling
    informal have a ball, whoop it up, make whoopee, paint the town red, live it up, have a whale of a time, let it all hang out
    British informal push the boat out, have a rave-up
    North American informal hang loose, chill out
    South African jol
    not turn a hair

    ‘if I was told I'd been sacked, I wouldn't turn a hair’

    remain calm, keep calm, keep cool, remain composed, remain unruffled, appear unaffected, maintain one's equilibrium, keep control of oneself, not show emotion, not lose one's head, bite one's lip, keep a stiff upper lip
    informal keep one's cool, not bat an eyelid
    British informal keep one's hair on


    get in someone's hair

    ‘she got in my hair until I couldn't bear it another day’

    annoy, irritate, gall, irk, pique, needle, nettle, bother, vex, provoke, displease, offend, affront, upset, anger, exasperate, disgruntle, ruffle, put someone's back up, get on someone's nerves, make someone's hackles rise, raise someone's hackles
    informal peeve, aggravate, miff, get, get to, bug, wind up, get under someone's skin, hack off, get someone's goat, ruffle someone's feathers, rub up the wrong way, get across someone
    British informal nark, get up someone's nose, get on someone's wick, give someone the hump
    North American informal tick off, rankle, ride, gravel
    vulgar slang piss off
    British vulgar slang get on someone's tits
    rare exacerbate, hump, rasp


    a hair's breadth

    ‘the American bison was saved from extinction by a hair's breadth’

    the narrowest of margins, a narrow margin, the skin of one's teeth, a split second, a fraction, a nose
    informal a whisker

    a wide margin

    make someone's hair stand on end

    ‘the dossier on him would make your hair stand on end’

    horrify, shock, appal, scandalize, dismay, stun
    make someone's blood run cold, freeze someone's blood
    informal make someone's hair curl
    British informal put the wind up someone