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Definition of hoary:

  1. Covered with short, dense, grayish white hairs; canescent.
  2. Moldy; mossy; musty.
  3. Of a pale silvery gray.
  4. remote in time past; as, hoary antiquity.
  5. White or gray with age; hoar; as, hoary hairs.
  6. White or whitish.


canescent, senile, ancient, Grey, grey-haired, time-worn, rust, hairy, naughty, elder, gray, grey-headed, elderly, antique, old as the hills, ribald, saucy, rust-brown, hirsute, geriatric, venerable, age-old, grizzly, jokey, hoar, spicy, canescent, archaic, remote, out of practice, grayish, cornball, aging, timeworn, blue-eyed, new, olden, decrepit, antiquated, antediluvian, immemorial, corny, smutty, old-time, gray-haired, gray-headed, old as Methuselah, patriarchal, greyish, fair-haired, aged, rusty, old, time-honored, off-color, white-haired, senior.

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