hirsute

  • 1 hirsute — [ irsyt ] adj. • fin XIXe; bot. 1802; lat. hirsutus ♦ Qui a le poil, le cheveu très fourni et d aspect désordonné. ⇒ ébouriffé, échevelé. Tête hirsute. Gamin hirsute. Barbe, tignasse hirsute. ⇒ broussailleux, hérissé, inculte, touffu (cf. En… …

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  • 2 Hirsute — Hir*sute , a. [L. hirsutus; prob. akin to horridus horrid. Cf. {Horrid}.] 1. Rough with hair; set with bristles; shaggy. [1913 Webster] 2. Rough and coarse; boorish. [R.] [1913 Webster] Cynical and hirsute in his behavior. Life of A. Wood. [1913… …

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  • 3 Hirsute — means hairy. It may refer to: * hirsutism, the growth of excessive male pattern hair on a woman; * in botany, the possession of a dense covering of hairs, for example on a stem or leaf …

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  • 4 hirsute — hairy, 1620s, from L. hirsutus rough, shaggy, bristly, figuratively rude, unpolished, related to hirtus shaggy, and possibly to horrere to bristle with fear, from PIE *ghers tu , from root *ghers to bristle (see HORROR (Cf. horror)) …

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  • 5 hirsute — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having abundant hair on the face or body; hairy. DERIVATIVES hirsuteness noun. ORIGIN Latin hirsutus …

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  • 6 hirsute — [hʉr′so͞ot΄, hər so͞ot′] adj. [L hirsutus < hirtus, bristly, akin to hircus: see HIRCINE] hairy; shaggy; bristly hirsuteness n …

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  • 7 HIRSUTE — adj. des deux genres Qui est hérissé, d’aspect sauvage. Chevelure hirsute. Barbe hirsute. Par extension, Caractère hirsute, Qui est farouche, sauvage …

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  • 8 hirsute — adj., qui a les cheveux ou les poils hirsute broussailleux // hérissés // embroussaillés // ébouriffés // mal peignés // en désordre, (ep. des personnes et des animaux) ; velu, poilu, chevelu : brochu (Combe Si.18) / BROSSU (Albanais.001,… …

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  • 9 hirsute — adjective Etymology: Latin hirsutus; akin to Latin horrēre to bristle more at horror Date: 1621 1. hairy 1 2. covered with coarse stiff hairs < a hirsute leaf > • hirsuteness noun …

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  • 10 hirsute — hir|sute [ hɜr,sut, hır,sut ] adjective MAINLY LITERARY a hirsute man has a lot of hair on his face or body: HAIRY …

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  • 11 hirsute — [[t]hɜ͟ː(r)sjuːt, AM suːt[/t]] ADJ GRADED If a man is hirsute, he is hairy. [FORMAL] …

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  • 12 hirsute — [ hə:sju:t] adjective hairy: their hirsute chests. Derivatives hirsuteness noun Origin C17: from L. hirsutus …

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  • 13 hirsute — UK [ˈhɜː(r)ˌsjuːt] / US [ˈhɜrˌsut] / US [ˈhɪrˌsut] adjective mainly literary a hirsute man has a lot of hair on his face or body …

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  • 14 hirsute — adj. [L. hirsutus, rough, shaggy] Bearing coarse hairs or hair like processes; shaggy …

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  • 15 hirsute — hirsuteness, n. /herr sooht, herr sooht /, adj. 1. hairy; shaggy. 2. Bot., Zool. covered with long, rather stiff hairs. 3. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of hair. [1615 25; < L hirsutus rough, shaggy, bristly; akin to HORRID] Syn. 1. pilose …

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  • 16 hirsute — adjective /həːˈsjuːt,həːˈsuːt,hɚˈsut,hɪɹˈsut/ Covered in hair or bristles; hairy …

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  • 17 hirsute — Relating to or characterized by hirsutism. [L. hirsutus, shaggy] * * * hir·sute hər .süt, hi(ə)r , .hər , hi(ə)r adj very hairy hir·sute·ness n * * * hir·sute (hurґsoot) [L. hirsutus] having abundant or excessive hair; see also hirsutism …

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  • 18 hirsute — (Order Isopoda): Bearing hairs (elongate hairs in the case of most isopods) [Kensley and Schotte, 1989] …

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  • 19 hirsute — (ir su t ) adj. Terme d histoire naturelle. Qui est garni de poils longs et nombreux. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. hirsutus, velu …

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  • 20 hirsute — Synonyms and related words: barbellate, bristled, bristling, bristly, bushy, cirrose, downy, feathery, fleecy, flocculent, flossy, fluffy, furry, fuzzy, glochidiate, hairy, hispid, lanate, matted, nappy, peachy, pilose, pinnate, pubescent,… …

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