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In the process of losing one's hair; going bald.‘a balding middle-aged man stepped into the room’
losing one's hair, thinning, with receding hairView synonyms
- ‘It's especially important for balding men to wear their hair quite short.’
- ‘She chose her next target, a short, balding man.’
- ‘The man was in his late forties, balding, with a neatly trimmed black beard.’
- ‘Not all jazz music is made by balding musicians who sit around over copious whiskies discussing the wonders of a middle eight.’
- ‘I get into an involved conversation with a balding forty-something.’
- ‘This balding, grey-haired man with the deeply lined face was way too old to have been my classmate.’
- ‘We have no wish to look like half the other balding men in our neighborhood.’
- ‘The guitarists are balding, the others are in plaid.’
- ‘He is described as white, 40-50 years old, over 6ft tall, with brown hair balding on top.’
- ‘I sit down next to a diminutive balding guy.’
- ‘Junior football is the traditional sacrificial ground where balding corner-backs regularly obliterate frisky teenagers for no apparent reason.’
- ‘Joel was the very picture of chess professionalism - balding, bespectacled, gentle.’
- ‘His balding head is a testament to the hard work involved in providing New Yorkers with fresh produce, he said.’
- ‘I may appear to be a potbellied, balding, middle-aged, dimwitted has-been.’
- ‘You can clearly see 3 balding guys in this photo.’
- ‘He's simply an old, fat, balding man.’
- ‘By age 50, he claims, more than half the male population is bald or balding.’
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