hairshirt

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

hair +‎ shirt

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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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AdjectiveEdit

hairshirt ‎(not comparable)

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