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1The condition of having a scalp wholly or partly lacking hair.‘we cannot cure baldness, nor restore hair to denuded scalps’‘baldness ran in his family’
- ‘She decided to shave her hair to complete baldness.’
- ‘I have the recessive gene for baldness on my X chromosome.’
- ‘His long flowing hair has given way to baldness.’
- ‘I came here looking for a natural cure for baldness.’
- ‘Hippocrates sought relief from his baldness by rubbing pigeon dung all over his head.’
- ‘In Asian countries where vegetables are primary in the diet, pattern baldness is rarely seen.’
- ‘Perhaps baldness has its privileges, or maybe I just selected the wrong vocation.’
- ‘It runs in his father's side of the family, along with premature baldness.’
- ‘The foreman mentioned his advancing baldness.’
- ‘We keep hearing about chemotherapy and baldness and nausea.’
2Speech without any extra detail or explanation; plainness; bluntness.‘the baldness of his comments on this subject’
- ‘The neutral countries complain bitterly at the extraordinary baldness of our news service.’
- ‘Just note the force of what he'd written, the sheer baldness of the analysis.’
- ‘She let the baldness of her statement stand for itself.’
- ‘The sublimity is lost in renderings as clumsy in verbal baldness as a schoolboy's crib.’
- ‘Direct speech acts, or baldness of speech, would be a simple matter for other cultures to translate’
- ‘The firing of eight attorneys stands out for the baldness of its political motives.’
- ‘The brevity and baldness of the message filled me with vague concern.’
- ‘He said this matter-of-factly, before chuckling at the baldness of the comment.’
- ‘He finds a poetry in seemingly the most unpoetic of actions by the sheer baldness of his writing.’
- ‘The prevailing baldness of Polybius's style excludes him from the first rank among classical writers.’
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