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hairless

[hair-lis] /ˈhɛər lɪs/
adjective
1.
without hair; bald:
his pink hairless pate.
Origin of hairless
late Middle English
1375-1425
First recorded in 1375-1425, hairless is from the late Middle English word hereles. See hair, -less
Related forms
hairlessness, noun
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  • The bat-eyed, colorless, hairless, practically skinless Venerian is worse.

    Triplanetary Edward Elmer Smith
  • "It will make him better-tempered," growled the hairless man.

    The Green Rust Edgar Wallace
  • "Strange," Longtree mused, thinking of their own hairless bodies.

    I Like Martian Music Charles E. Fritch
  • His face was hairless and rather pale; but his eyes shone brightly.

    Robin Hood Paul Creswick
  • His hairless and aged head was shaking, and the voice died in his breast.

    Quo Vadis Henryk Sienkiewicz
British Dictionary definitions for hairless

hairless

/ˈhɛəlɪs/
adjective
1.
having little or no hair
2.
(Brit, slang) very angry; raging
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Word Origin and History for hairless
adj.

1550s, from hair + -less. Related: Hairlessness.

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