Definitions for hair shirt

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word hair shirt

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hair shirt(adj)

    an uncomfortable shirt made of coarse animal hair; worn next to the skin as a penance

  2. hair-shirt, hair-shirted(adj)

    self-sacrificing or austere

Wiktionary

  1. hair shirt(Noun)

    Alternative of hairshirt.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jim Holder:

    There are an awful lot of fast cars and supercars on display this year, what you see now is an industry that has got its swagger back and wants to show off a bit rather than put its hair shirt on about high miles per gallon and these slightly more mundane things.

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