adjective, hair·i·er, hair·i·est.
- causing anxiety or fright: a hairy trip through the rapids.
- full of hardship or difficulty: a hairy exam; a hairy illness.
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Contemporary Examples of hairiness
Porter finds that loving a hirsute man is also about accepting the mixed messages his hairiness might imply.An Ode to Shaggy Men
October 23, 2009
Historical Examples of hairiness
This varies a good deal in hairiness and there are several varieties.
They are occasionally white and the plants vary in size and hairiness.
Fuzz, or hairiness, usually occurs on the wire side of the sheet.From Paper-mill to Pressroom
William Bond Wheelwright
Hairiness of foot-soles in type slightly less than shown in figure 20.American Weasels
E. Raymond Hall
Usually the hairiness of the Oblong Woodsia is very pronounced.How to Know the Ferns
S. Leonard Bastin
adjective hairier or hairiest
- difficult or problematic
- scaring, dangerous, or exciting