adjective, hoar·i·er, hoar·i·est.
Related formshoar·i·ly, adverbhoar·i·ness, nounun·hoar·y, adjective
Examples from the Web for hoary
This is just one of those cases when the hoary cliché is true.
The idea is an old one—or as the irritable Economist magazine calls it, “hoary.”
The reader will recognise in this legend the hoary eastern material of many others current also in western lands.Monumental Java|J. F. Scheltema
Rise up before the hoary head, and honour 30 the face of the old man.
Up above us, the tombs of our mountain are of so hoary an antiquity that they no longer alarm any one, even by night.Madame Chrysantheme|Pierre Loti
On the one hand was a sacred grave, on the other hoary locks.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
Beside those springtide flowers he was putting the ice of winter; hoary experience with young and innocent ignorance.A Daughter of Eve|Honore de Balzac