1. [syn: hairy, haired, hirsute]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hirsute \Hir*sute"\, a. [L. hirsutus; prob. akin to horridus
horrid. Cf. Horrid.]
1. Rough with hair; set with bristles; shaggy.
2. Rough and coarse; boorish. [R.]
Cynical and hirsute in his behavior. --Life of A.
3. (Bot.) Pubescent with coarse or stiff hairs. --Gray.
4. (Zool.) Covered with hairlike feathers, as the feet of
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: having or covered with hair; "Jacob was a hairy man"; "a
hairy caterpillar" [syn: hairy, haired, hirsute]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
39 Moby Thesaurus words for "hirsute":
barbellate, bristled, bristling, bristly, bushy, cirrose, downy,
feathery, fleecy, flocculent, flossy, fluffy, furry, fuzzy,
glochidiate, hairy, hispid, lanate, matted, nappy, peachy, pilose,
pinnate, pubescent, setaceous, setose, setous, shagged, shaggy,
strigal, strigate, strigose, stubbled, stubbly, studded, unshorn,
velvety, whiskered, woolly
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):
Occasionally used humorously as a synonym for hairy.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
Occasionally used as a humorous synonym for hairy.