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Physical TraitPlay
The word 'hairy' often describes a noticeable amount of hair, not just a little. SlideShe admired the hairy dog at the pet show.
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Not Always PositivePlay
'Hairy' can be neutral or negative, suggesting untidiness or excessive hairiness. SlideHe was embarrassed by his hairy arms.
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Descriptive ImageryPlay
Using 'hairy' helps create a vivid image in the listener's or reader's mind. SlideThe novel described a massive, hairy spider crawling up the wall.