Glabrous vs Glabrescent - What's the difference?

glabrous | glabrescent |


As adjectives the difference between glabrous and glabrescent

is that glabrous is smooth, hairless; bald while glabrescent is becoming glabrous, hairless, or smooth; glabrate.

glabrous

English

(glabrousness)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Smooth, hairless; bald.
  • * 1973 , (w, Patrick O'Brian), :
  • *:‘I am bound by precendent,’ said the First Lord, turning a vast glabrous expressionless face from Harte to Sir Joseph.
  • *1974 , (Guy Davenport), :
  • *:Adriaan rose, pulling out his limbering glabrous cock, his eyes happy.
  • *1982 , (TC Boyle), Water Music , Penguin 2006, p. 143:
  • *:The glabrous old head cranks round on him, stiff and slow, until the clouded eyes draw level with his own.
  • Antonyms
    * hirsute

    Derived terms

    * glabrousness

    glabrescent

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Becoming glabrous, hairless, or smooth; glabrate.
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