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Definition of the noun rawness

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noun - plural: rawnesses

  1. a chilly dampness
    • example: the rawness of the midnight air
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: damp / dampness / moistness = a slight wetness
  2. the state of being crude and incomplete and imperfect
    • example: the rawness of his diary made it unpublishable
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of rawness: incompleteness
    • more generic words: integrity / unity / wholeness = an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
    • more specific words:
  3. a pain that is felt (as when the area is touched)
    • example: after taking a cold, rawness of the larynx and trachea come on
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonyms of rawness: soreness / tenderness
    • more generic words: hurting / pain = a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder
    • more specific terms:
      • chafing = soreness or irritation of the skin caused by friction
      • rebound tenderness = pain felt when a hand pressing on the abdomen is suddenly released
      • chafe = soreness and warmth caused by friction
  4. lack of experience and the knowledge and understanding derived from experience
    • example: their poor behavior was due to the rawness of the troops
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonym of rawness: inexperience
    • more generic word: ignorance = the lack of knowledge or education

Alternative definition of the noun rawness


  1. The property of being raw.

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Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1839)

Abridged from the American Dictionary, for Use of Primary Schools and the Counting House by Noah Webster

rawness, unripeness. Cru'- di-ty, n. rawness, undigested matter. Cru'-el, a. inhuman, barbarous, unfeeling.

Google previewA Dictionary, Hindustani & English: Accompanied by a Reversed Dictionary, English and Hindustani (1858)

by Duncan Forbes

rawness, simplicity; waterin w which rice has been washed. h. * kuch, m. and f. bosom, breasts, bubbies, kach, m. hairs. s. wout kachchā, unripe, crude; raw, unbaked; silly, unknowing, green, inexperienced, false; clay-built, slight.

Google previewA Dictionary of the Panjábí Language (1854)

Rawness, greenness, simplicity, stupidity. we as kachch , bachch, s. m. Little children. QUE STR3G kachar ka, char, s. m. The sourid caused by eating raw vegetables; c. w. WGZST. area's kach,rá, s. m. An unripe ...

Google previewA Dictionary in Hindee and English Compiled from Approved Authorities (1846)

by J ..... -T ..... Thompson

Rawness; simplicity; hair. argo kūch-uk, s. f. Pain (of a wound), limp. Kuchukna, v. n. To strain, ...

Google previewA Smaller Hindustani and English Dictionary (187?)

Printed Entirely in the Roman Character, Conformable to the System Laid Down by Sir William Jones, and Improved Since His Time by Duncan Forbes

rawness, ...

Google previewA Dictionary in Hindee and English (1870)

by Joseph T. Thompson

Rawness; simplicity; kuch-puchiya, s. The pleiades. *Hua kuch-pun, s. m. Rawness, simplicity. +H=\{ kuch-buch, s. m. pl. Infants, brats, children; family. - ***T* kuch- much, 8.f.

Google previewA dictionary, Hindustani and English, a English and Hindustani ... 4. ed. enlarged (1849)

by John Shakespear

Rawness, simplicity. * ढ* kuch (dakh.) The water in which raw rice has been washed (Harris, MSS.). ७५5 ढ* kuch khdind, To be vexed, to be sorry or grieved. S• ह उप kuch, s. m. and f. Bosom, breast, pap, bubby. व कप kach ...

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Although idea and form are ultimately paramount in my work, so too are chance, accident, and rawness. (Martin Puryear)
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Scrabble value of R1A1W4N1E1S1S1

The value of this 7-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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