Earthiness Earth"i*ness, n. The quality or state of being earthy, or of containing earth; hence, grossness. [1913 Webster]

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  • earthiness — [ʉrth′ē nis] n. an earthy quality or state * * * See earthily. * * * …   Universalium

  • earthiness — [ʉrth′ē nis] n. an earthy quality or state …   English World dictionary

  • earthiness — earthy ► ADJECTIVE (earthier, earthiest) 1) resembling or suggestive of soil. 2) direct and uninhibited, especially about sexual subjects or bodily functions. DERIVATIVES earthily adverb earthiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • earthiness — noun see earthy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • earthiness — noun a) The state of being earthy b) grossness …   Wiktionary

  • earthiness — Synonyms and related words: Adam, Philistinism, animalism, animality, beastliness, bestiality, brutality, brutishness, carnal nature, carnal mindedness, carnality, coarseness, crassness, crudeness, crudity, down to earthness, earthliness, earthly …   Moby Thesaurus

  • earthiness — earth·i·ness || ɜːθɪnɪs n. quality of being earthy; earthliness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • earthiness — earth·i·ness …   English syllables

  • earthiness — /ˈɜθinəs/ (say ertheenuhs) noun 1. earthy nature or properties. 2. the quality of being down to earth or direct. 3. coarseness; crudity. 4. unrefined, straightforward sensuality, especially sexuality …   Australian English dictionary

  • earthiness — thēnə̇s, thin sometimes th noun ( es) Etymology: Middle English erthynesse, from erthy earthy + nesse ness : the quality or state of being earthy: as a. : a real …   Useful english dictionary

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