Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Without feathers; unfledged.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Destitute of feathers.

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  • adjective Having no feathers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having no feathers

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Because of their ill-judged moulting they are quite featherless.

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  • Of course there's a beard on old toms, their heads are featherless whereas a hen's head has feathers up the back.

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  • On Friday night in Venice Beach, a featherless and freshly-hatched bird twitched sadly on the concrete sidewalk.

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  • On Friday night in Venice Beach, a featherless and freshly-hatched bird twitched sadly on the concrete sidewalk.

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  • He was an executive at an important film company who, when faced with a featherless hatchling, felt his heart go soft for the first time in weeks, maybe even months.

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  • Diogenes famously joked that if humans are a featherless biped, then a plucked chicken is human.

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  • And the chickens, featherless but indomitable, were enjoying the milder weather as they pecked at the grain and grits which the steward had just placed in their feeding-trough.

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  • After all, the defining human characteristic is not compassion or the ability to walk upright or our vague mistrust of the Prudential lady or even the notion that we are featherless bipeds possessing a soul.

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  • Go buy an art poster if you must, but don't encourage the abuse of featherless battery hens that pop out countless empty blobs of colored mud parading as art.

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  • He was an executive at an important film company who, when faced with a featherless hatchling, felt his heart go soft for the first time in weeks, maybe even months.

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