towardliness
noun Date: 1566 archaic the quality or state of being toward or towardly

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  • Towardliness — To ward*li*ness, n. The quality or state of being towardly; docility; tractableness. [1913 Webster] The beauty and towardliness of these children moved her brethren to envy. Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • towardliness — See towardly. * * * …   Universalium

  • towardliness — noun The state or quality of being towardly …   Wiktionary

  • towardliness — toward·li·ness …   English syllables

  • towardliness — dlēnə̇s noun ( es) archaic : the quality or state of being toward or towardly: as a. : aptness, promise b …   Useful english dictionary

  • towardly — towardliness, n. /tawrd lee, tohrd /, adj. Archaic. 1. apt to learn; promising. 2. docile; tractable. 3. propitious; seasonable. [1475 85; TOWARD + LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • towardly — /ˈtoʊədli/ (say tohuhdlee) adjective Obsolete 1. promising; apt; tractable or docile. 2. favourable or propitious; seasonable or suitable. –towardliness, towardness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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