Woodenness
Woodenness Wood"en*ness, n. Quality of being wooden; clumsiness; stupidity; blockishness. [1913 Webster]

We set our faces against the woodenness which then characterized German philology. --Sweet. [1913 Webster]


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  • woodenness — is spelt with two ns in the middle …   Modern English usage

  • woodenness — noun the quality of being wooden and awkward he criticized the woodenness of the acting there was a certain woodenness in his replies • Derivationally related forms: ↑wooden • Hypernyms: ↑awkwardness, ↑clumsiness, ↑gracelessness, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • woodenness — wooden ► ADJECTIVE 1) made of wood. 2) resembling or characteristic of wood. 3) stiff and awkward. DERIVATIVES woodenly adverb woodenness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • woodenness — noun see wooden …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • woodenness — See woodenly. * * * …   Universalium

  • woodenness — noun The state of being wooden …   Wiktionary

  • woodenness — n. stubbornness; lack of expression; stupidity, dullness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • woodenness — wood·en·ness …   English syllables

  • wooden — adjective Date: 1538 1. made or consisting of wood 2. lacking ease or flexibility ; awkwardly stiff < a wooden speech > < a wooden performer > • woodenly adverb • woodenness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • L.A. Confidential (film) — ] They worked on the script together for two years with Hanson turning down jobs and Helgeland writing seven drafts for free. The two men also got Ellroy s approval of their approach. He had seen Hanson s films, The Bedroom Window and Bad… …   Wikipedia

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