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: ↑saltiness)
Hypernyms: ↑expressive style, ↑style
2. the quality of being composed of relatively large particles
Syn: ↑graininess, ↑granularity
Derivationally related forms: ↑granular (for: ↑granularity), ↑grainy (for: ↑graininess)
Hypernyms: ↑roughness, ↑raggedness
Hyponyms: ↑sandiness
3. looseness or roughness in texture (as of cloth)
Syn: ↑nubbiness, ↑tweediness
Derivationally related forms: ↑tweedy (for: ↑tweediness), ↑nubby (for: ↑nubbiness), ↑coarse
Hypernyms: ↑roughness, ↑raggedness
4. the quality of lacking taste and refinement
Syn: ↑commonness, ↑grossness, ↑vulgarity, ↑vulgarism, ↑raunch
Derivationally related forms: ↑raunchy (for: ↑raunch), ↑vulgar (for: ↑vulgarity), ↑gross (for: ↑grossness), ↑common (for: ↑commonness), ↑coarse
Hypernyms: ↑inelegance

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