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English noun: dryness

1. dryness (state) the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)


Synonymswaterlessness, xerotes


Broader (hypernym)condition, status


Narrower (hyponym)aridity, aridness, conjunctivitis arida, dehydration, desiccation, drought, drouth, dry mouth, sereness, thirstiness, xeroma, xerophthalmia, xerophthalmus, xerostomia


Antonymswetness

2. dryness (attribute) moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs


Synonymssobriety


Broader (hypernym)moderation, temperance

3. dryness (attribute) objectivity and detachment


SamplesHer manner assumed a dispassion and dryness very unlike her usual tone.


Synonymsdispassion, dispassionateness


Broader (hypernym)emotionlessness, unemotionality









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