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bald

adjective uk   /bɔːld/  us   /bɑːld/

bald adjective (NO HAIR)

B1 with little or no hair on the head: At 20 he was already going bald.as bald as a coot UK informal (US as bald as a cue ball) completely bald: When he took off his hat, we saw that he was as bald as a coot!
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bald adjective (PLAIN)

basic and with no unnecessary words or detail: There was just this bald statement of resignation - no explanation or anything.

bald adjective (SMOOTH)

a bald tyre is one that has worn away to become very smooth and is therefore dangerous: The tyre was completely bald.
baldness
noun [U] uk   /ˈbɔːld.nəs/  us   /ˈbɑːld-/
He suffered from premature baldness, losing his hair in his twenties. The baldness of her question shocked him.
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