paperiness
noun see papery

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • paperiness — ˈpāp(ə)rēnə̇s, rin noun ( es) Etymology: papery + ness : the condition of being papery the whole plant is of a dry paperiness, like the everlastings M.B.Eldershaw …   Useful english dictionary

  • paperiness — See papery. * * * …   Universalium

  • paperiness — noun the property of being papery, having paperlike properties …   Wiktionary

  • paperiness — pa·per·i·ness …   English syllables

  • papery — paperiness, n. /pay peuh ree/, adj. like paper; thin or flimsy: the papery petals of the narcissus. [1620 30; PAPER + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • papery — adjective Date: 1627 resembling paper in thinness or consistency < papery leaves > < papery silk > • paperiness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • papery — adjective being like paper See Also: paperiness …   Wiktionary

  • airiness — Synonyms and related words: Prospero, airy nothing, airy texture, appearance, ascent, attenuation, bodilessness, bounce, breeziness, bubbliness, buoyancy, carefreeness, chirpiness, daintiness, debonairness, delicacy, delusiveness, diaphanousness …   Moby Thesaurus

  • delicacy — Synonyms and related words: absoluteness, accommodatingness, accuracy, acquired taste, affectivity, agreeableness, airiness, airy texture, allergy, ambrosia, amiable weakness, anaphylaxis, appreciation, appreciation of differences, appreciation… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • exiguity — Synonyms and related words: Lenten fare, airiness, airy texture, attenuation, austerity, chinchiness, chintziness, daintiness, delicacy, diaphanousness, dilutedness, dilution, diminutiveness, ethereality, exiguousness, exility, fewness, fineness …   Moby Thesaurus

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