Use the adjective bald to describe someone who has no hair on his head. If your uncle has a smooth, hairless scalp, he's bald.

Some men are bald because they shave their heads, while others have become bald gradually over the years. It's often said that if a man's grandfather was bald, he will also be bald. Certain conditions, illnesses, and even medicines can also make women bald. Another way to use the word is to mean "plain, blunt, or obvious." You might describe, for example, a school's bald request for donations of money and supplies.

Definitions of bald

adj lacking hair on all or most of the scalp

“a bald pate”
“a bald-headed gentleman”
bald-headed, bald-pated
having no hair or fur

adj without the natural or usual covering

“a bald spot on the lawn”
denudate, denuded
lacking its natural or customary covering

adj with no effort to conceal

open, overt
open and observable; not secret or hidden

v grow bald; lose hair on one's head

“He is balding already”
Type of:
grow, turn
pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become

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