Pronunciation: (hâr'ē), [key]
—adj., hair•i•er, hair•i•est.
1. covered with hair; having much hair.
2. consisting of or resembling hair: moss of a hairy texture.
a. causing anxiety or fright: a hairy trip through the rapids.
b. full of hardship or difficulty: a hairy exam; a hairy illness.
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