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hairyadjective

 us   /ˈheər·i/
infml difficult, ​dangerous, or ​frightening: The ​roads were really ​icy, and it was ​definitely a hairy ​situationeven going ​slow.
having a lot of ​hair, esp. on ​parts of the ​body other than the ​head: hairy ​arms
(Definition of hairy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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hairyadjective

uk   /ˈheə.ri/  us   /ˈher.i/

hairy adjective (WITH HAIR)

having a lot of ​hair, ​especially on ​parts of the ​body other than the ​head: hairy ​armpits/​legs a hairy ​chest

hairy adjective (FRIGHTENING)

informal frightening or ​dangerous, ​especially in a way that is ​exciting: I like going on the back of Pedro's ​motorbike, though it can get a ​bit hairy.
hairiness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of hairy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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