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English noun: rawness

1. rawness (state) a chilly dampness

SamplesThe rawness of the midnight air.

Broader (hypernym)damp, dampness, moistness

2. rawness (state) the state of being crude and incomplete and imperfect

SamplesThe study was criticized for incompleteness of data but it stimulated further research.
The rawness of his diary made it unpublishable.


Broader (hypernym)integrity, unity, wholeness

Narrower (hyponym)partialness, sketchiness


3. rawness (state) a pain that is felt (as when the area is touched)

SamplesThe best results are generally obtained by inserting the needle into the point of maximum tenderness.
After taking a cold, rawness of the larynx and trachea come on.

Synonymssoreness, tenderness

Broader (hypernym)hurting, pain

Narrower (hyponym)chafe, chafing, rebound tenderness

4. rawness (cognition) lack of experience and the knowledge and understanding derived from experience

SamplesProcedural inexperience created difficulties.
Their poor behavior was due to the rawness of the troops.


Broader (hypernym)ignorance


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