hairshirt

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hair +‎ shirt

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hairshirt (plural hairshirts)

  1. A shirt made of haircloth; a cilice; especially one worn by ascetics or the penitent
  2. (figuratively) A state of penitence and humility.

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Adjective[edit]

hairshirt (not comparable)

  1. Advocating or adopting a relatively ascetic lifestyle, especially for environmentalist reasons.
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