tweediness


tweediness
noun
1. looseness or roughness in texture (as of cloth)
Syn: ↑coarseness, ↑nubbiness
Derivationally related forms: ↑tweedy, ↑nubby (for: ↑nubbiness), ↑coarse (for: ↑coarseness)
Hypernyms: ↑roughness, ↑raggedness
2. an informal, homely, outdoor look characteristic of those who wear tweeds
Derivationally related forms: ↑tweedy
Hypernyms: ↑inelegance

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\\ˈtwēdēnə̇s, -din-\ noun (-es)
: the quality or state of being tweedy : a homely, informal, or outdoor look or character seen in one wearing tweeds

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tweedˈiness noun
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Main Entry:tweed

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • tweediness — noun see tweedy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • tweedy — tweediness, n. /twee dee/, adj., tweedier, tweediest. 1. made of or resembling tweed, as in texture, appearance, or the like. 2. wearing or favoring tweeds, esp. as a mark of a casual, sporty, or intellectual way of life, as at college or in the… …   Universalium

  • coarseness — noun 1. language or humor that is down to earth the saltiness of their language was inappropriate self parody and saltiness riddled their core genre • Syn: ↑saltiness • Derivationally related forms: ↑salty (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • nubbiness — noun looseness or roughness in texture (as of cloth) • Syn: ↑coarseness, ↑tweediness • Derivationally related forms: ↑tweedy (for: ↑tweediness), ↑nubby, ↑coarse ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • tweedy — adjective (tweedier; est) Date: 1912 1. of or resembling tweed < a tweedy wool blend > 2. a. given to wearing tweeds b. informal or suggestive of the outdoors in taste or habits < a tweedy, clubby world of horse shows and parties > c. academic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tweedy — (adj.) characteristic of the country or suburban set, 1912, from TWEED (Cf. tweed) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Tweediness …   Etymology dictionary

  • tweedy — adjective (tweedier, tweediest) 1》 made of tweed cloth. 2》 informal of a robust conservative or rural character. Derivatives tweedily adverb tweediness noun …   English new terms dictionary


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