An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (tough)
a. wiry
El peluquero tuvo problemas para lidiar con el cabello hirsuto de su cliente.The hairdresser found his client's wiry hair difficult to deal with.
b. bristly (beard or moustache)
La barba hirsuta de mi novio me irrita la piel cuando nos besamos.My boyfriend's bristly beard irritates my skin when we kiss.
2. (covered with wiry hair)
a. hairy
La bestia hirsuta del cuento era víctima de un hechizo.The hairy beast of the tale was the victim of a spell.
b. hirsute
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g., usted).
Juan era un hombre hirsuto; incluso los brazos, las piernas y el pecho estaban cubiertos de vello negro.Juan was a hirsute man; even his arms, legs and chest were covered with black hair.
3. (gruff)
a. surly
El carácter hirsuto de Miguel le impide hacer nuevos amigos.Miguel's surly personality prevents him from making new friends.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (cabello)
a. wiry
2. (brazo, pecho)
a. hairy
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
1 [+persona] hairy; hirsute (formal); [+barba] bristly
2 (brusco) brusque; gruff
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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