Synonyms for hoary

Grammar : Adj
Spell : hawr-ee, hohr-ee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈhɔr i, ˈhoʊr i

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Définition of hoary

Origin :
  • 1510s, "gray or white with age" (of hair); c.1600 as "venerable, ancient;" from hoar + -y (2). Related: Hoariness.
  • adj ancient
  • adj gray or white
Example sentences :
  • One hoary tower only is seen, half hidden by the folds of a valley.
  • Extract from : « The Roof of France » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • My stockings all want to see my mother, and my hat is hoary with age.'
  • Extract from : « Heroes of the Telegraph » by J. Munro
  • He listened with eager docility to the voice of hoary wisdom.
  • Extract from : « Imogen » by William Godwin
  • I will listen with coolness to the voice of native sagacity and hoary experience.
  • Extract from : « Imogen » by William Godwin
  • On the contrary, I look upon you as a swaggering bully and a hoary villain.
  • Extract from : « The Frozen Pirate » by W. Clark Russell
  • One cannot demand from a captain of twenty-five the austerity of a hoary philosopher.
  • Extract from : « King Candaules » by Thophile Gautier
  • And immediately she rose up from the hoary deep, like a mist.
  • Extract from : « The Iliad of Homer (1873) » by Homer
  • Loose his beard; his hoary hairStreamed like a meteor to the troubled air.
  • Extract from : « Bertha and Her Baptism » by Nehemiah Adams
  • Near by, old Anaxagoras, bald and hoary, traced figures in the dust with a compass.
  • Extract from : « Thais » by Anatole France
  • Manna do they thus gather to feed on, when their hair is hoary.
  • Extract from : « Man of Uz, and Other Poems » by Lydia Howard Sigourney

Antonyms for hoary

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