In a hurry? It seems I always am … so for those of us who desire to learn, but eagerly rushing toward “five o’clock somewhere,” enjoy your quirky word of the week!
PILEOUS (pīʹlē ɘs,) adj. – hairy or furry. [WW #152]
A fine word for a cute little animal. But describing a person in conversation or descriptive writings ... when hairy or furry is a little indelicate and unpleasant … pileous is so much more subtle and likeable. Choose your words wisely!
Word Challenge: PILEOUS. Sometimes it’s worth the extra time to root out a word that describes, without naked bluntness. Think kindly as you fit pileous into your week of humane writings.
Write first for yourself … only then can you write for others. (L.Rochelle)