Definition of hirsute in English:


Line breaks: hir|sute
Pronunciation: /ˈhəːsjuːt


literary or humorous
Hairy: their hirsute chests
More example sentences
  • 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.
hairy, shaggy, bushy, hair-covered, long-haired, woolly, furry, fleecy, fuzzy; bearded, unshaven, unshorn, bewhiskered, stubbly, bristly
technical pilose, pileous, pappose, hispid


early 17th century: from Latin hirsutus.



More example sentences
  • In press terms, Kilmarnock have fallen foul to the sort of hirsuteness and limb-flailing not witnessed outside of a hippy convention.
  • The almost beardless Japanese point to the Ainus’ hirsuteness as evidence of subhuman status.
  • I have recently posted about hirsuteness in men as a sign of attractiveness.

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