Raciness
Raciness Ra"ci*ness (r[=a]"s[i^]*n[e^]s), n. The quality of being racy; peculiar and piquant flavor. [1913 Webster]

The general characteristics of his [Cobbett's] style were perspicuity, unequaled and inimitable; . . . a purity always simple, and raciness often elegant. --London Times. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • raciness — [rā′sē nis] n. the quality of being racy * * * See racily. * * * …   Universalium

  • raciness — [rā′sē nis] n. the quality of being racy …   English World dictionary

  • raciness — racy ► ADJECTIVE (racier, raciest) 1) suggestive; risqué. 2) lively, vigorous, or spirited. DERIVATIVES racily adverb raciness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • raciness — noun 1. a strong odor or taste property the pungency of mustard the sulfurous bite of garlic the sharpness of strange spices the raciness of the wine • Syn: ↑pungency, ↑bite, ↑sharpness …   Useful english dictionary

  • raciness — noun see racy I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • raciness — noun The property of being racy …   Wiktionary

  • raciness — (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Sharpness] Syn. tang, pungency, piquancy; see bitterness 1 , flavor 1 . 2. [Vigor] Syn. vitality, liveliness, spirit; see action 1 , vitality . 3. [Indecency] Syn. suggestiveness, indelicacy, ribaldry; see indecency 2 ,… …   English dictionary for students

  • raciness — rac·i·ness || reɪsɪnɪs n. indelicateness, state of being risque; liveliness, vigorousness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • raciness — n (all of speech or writing) piquancy, pungency, spiciness, saltiness, race; liveliness, spiritedness, spirit, verve, vigorousness, briskness; suggestiveness, lewdness, indelicacy, ribaldry, A rchaic. bawdry; earth iness, rawness, coarseness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • raciness — rac·i·ness …   English syllables

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