V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: hairy, especially, covered in stiff hair

Synonyms: hairy

Antonyms: bare

Tips: Hirsute is sometimes used to describe plants covered with stiff hairs. It comes from the Latin hirsute, "shaggy." For a memory trick, note how hirsute looks and sounds like "Hair Suit." Some men have so much body hair, they look like they have a hair suit when they take off their shirt. They would be considered hirsute.

Usage Examples:

It is a tall plant with hirsute leaves. (hairy)

He was a bit shy about his hirsute back and chest. (hairy)

I find it ironic that so many men with hirsute bodies end up going bald. (hairy)

The hirsute rug was made of micro fibers. (hairy, shaggy)

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