hoariness
noun see hoary

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Hoariness — Hoar i*ness, n. [From {Hoary}.] The state of being hoary. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hoariness — hoary ► ADJECTIVE (hoarier, hoariest) 1) greyish white. 2) having grey hair; aged. 3) old and trite. DERIVATIVES hoarily adverb hoariness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • hoariness — See hoarily. * * * …   Universalium

  • hoariness — noun The characteristic of being hoary …   Wiktionary

  • hoariness — n. old age; grayness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hoariness — hoar·i·ness …   English syllables

  • hoariness — noun 1. a silvery white color • Syn: ↑frostiness • Derivationally related forms: ↑hoary • Hypernyms: ↑white, ↑whiteness 2. great age (especially grey or white with age) …   Useful english dictionary

  • frostiness — noun 1. coldness as evidenced by frost • Derivationally related forms: ↑frosty • Hypernyms: ↑coldness, ↑cold, ↑low temperature, ↑frigidity, ↑frigidness 2. a silvery white color …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hoar — Hoar, n. Hoariness; antiquity. [R.] [1913 Webster] Covered with the awful hoar of innumerable ages. Burke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hoary — adjective (hoarier; est) Date: 1530 1. gray or white with or as if with age 2. extremely old ; ancient < hoary legends > • hoariness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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