grizzly vs hoary what difference

what is difference between grizzly and hoary

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɹɪzli/
  • Homophone: grisly

Etymology 1

From grizzle +‎ -y.

Adjective

grizzly (comparative grizzlier, superlative grizzliest)

  1. Grey-haired, greyish.
  2. Misspelling of grisly.
Usage notes

Not to be confused with grisly or gristly.

Synonyms
  • (grey-haired): grizzled, grisly (misspelling), hoary; see also Thesaurus:elderly
Derived terms
  • grizzly bear
Related terms
  • silver-haired, silvery-haired
  • white-haired

Noun

grizzly (plural grizzlies)

  1. A grizzly bear.
    Shotgun blast kills charging grizzly!
  2. (US, dialect) In hydraulic mining, a grating used to catch and throw out large stones from the sluices.
Translations

Etymology 2

Adjective

grizzly (comparative grizzlier, superlative grizzliest)

  1. Crying or whingeing in a bad-tempered or irritable way.

Translations

References

  • grizzly at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • grizzly in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Czech

Alternative forms

  • grizly

Etymology

English grizzly

Noun

grizzly m

  1. grizzly, grizzly bear

Derived terms

  • gryzzlí

Further reading

  • grizzly in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • grizzly in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Italian

Etymology

Borrowed from English grizzly.

Noun

grizzly

  1. Synonym of orso grizzly

Romanian

Etymology

Borrowed from English grizzly.

Noun

grizzly m (plural grizzly)

  1. grizzly bear (A North American subspecies, Ursus arctos horribilis, of the brown bear)

Declension

Synonyms

  • urs grizzly

References

grizzly in DEX online – Dicționare ale limbii române (Dictionaries of the Romanian language)



English

Etymology

hoar +‎ -y.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /hɔː.ɹi/
  • (US) IPA(key): /hɔɹ.i/
  • Rhymes: -ɔːri
  • Homophone: whorey

Adjective

hoary (comparative hoarier, superlative hoariest)

  1. White, whitish, or greyish-white.
  2. White or grey with age.
  3. (zoology) Of a pale silvery grey.
  4. (botany) Covered with short, dense, greyish white hairs; canescent.
  5. (obsolete) Remote in time past.
  6. (obsolete) Moldy; mossy; musty.
  7. Old or old-fashioned; trite.

Synonyms

  • (whitish, greyish-white): albescent, griseous, whity
  • (white or grey with age): grey-haired, grizzled, grizzly, silver-haired, silvery-haired, white-haired; see also Thesaurus:elderly
  • (old): aged, ancient, olden; see also Thesaurus:old
  • (botany: covered with greyish-white hairs): canescent
  • (remote in time past): bygone, foregone; see also Thesaurus:past

Derived terms

  • hoarily
  • hoariness

Related terms

  • hoar

Translations

Anagrams

  • Yahor

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