Contractedness Con*tract"ed*ness, n. The state of being contracted; narrowness; meanness; selfishness. [1913 Webster]

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  • contractedness — noun The state of being contracted …   Wiktionary

  • contractedness — con·tract·ed·ness …   English syllables

  • contractedness — noun see contracted …   Useful english dictionary

  • contracted — contractedly, adv. contractedness, n. /keuhn trak tid/, adj. 1. drawn together; reduced in compass or size; made smaller; shrunken. 2. condensed; abridged. 3. (of the mind, outlook, etc.) narrow or illiberal; restricted: a contracted view of… …   Universalium

  • contracted — /kənˈtræktəd/ (say kuhn traktuhd) adjective 1. drawn together; shrunken. 2. abridged; (of a word) shortened by the elision of part of it. –contractedly, adverb –contractedness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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