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Definition of the noun primness

What does primness mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: primnesses

  1. excessive or affected modesty
  2. exaggerated and arrogant properness

Alternative definition of the noun primness


  1. The quality or state of being prim, precise, or proper.

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Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1826)

* PRIMNESS. s. [from prim.] Affected niceness or formality.—Primness and affectation of style, like the good breeding of queen Anne's court, has turned to hoydening and rude familiarity. Gray, Lett. PRIM' OCHE, the name of three towns in Russia, lying near to each other, and about 116 miles east of Chvalinsk. PRIMOGENIAL, adj. [primigenius, Lat.] First-born; original; primary; ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language: in which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals (1837)

Explained in Their Different Meanings, and Authorized by the Names of the Writers in Whose Works They are Found ... Abridged from the Rev. H.J. Todd's Corrected and Enlarged Quarto Edition by Samuel Johnson

PRIMNESS. m. s. The state of being first. Excellence. - PRIMER. a. [primarius, Lat .] First ; original. Mountagu. PRIMER. m. s. An office of the blessed Virgin. Stillingfleet. [Primarius, Lat.] A small prayerbook, in which children are taught to read, so named from the Romish book of devotions; an elementary book. Locke. A kind of letter in rinting. P }}}}#o. n.s. [primera, Span.] A game at cards. Shakspeare. PRIME/WAL. a. [primarvus, Lat.] Original ; PRIME/WOUS. such as was at first. Blackm.

Google previewWebster's Unabridged Dictionary 1913 (2017)

111.716 definitions & 1.55 mill cross-references by Noah Webster

Primigenial | Primigenious | Primigenous | Primine | Priming | Primipara | Primiparous | Primipilar | Primitia | Primitiae | Primitial | Primitias | Primitive | Primitively | Primitiveness | Primity | Primly | Primmed | Primming | Primness | Primo | Primogenial | Primogenitive | Primogenitor | Primogeniture | Primogenitureship | Primordial | Primordialism | Primordially | Primordian | Primordiate | Primp | Primrose ...

Google previewAn Ecclesiastical Dictionary (1861)

Containing Definitions of Terms and Explanations and Illustrations of Subjects Pertaining to the History, Ritual, Discipline, Worship, Ceremonies, and Usages of the Christian Church : with Brief Notices of Ancient and Modern Sects, and Biographical Sketches of the Early Fathers and Writers of the Church by William Staunton

The same freedom from the artificial primness of the technologist prevails also in the authorized translation of the Bible; and the force ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of World Folk Dance (2016)

by Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Public response altered after the Andalusian rhythm liberated the courtly primness of the European dance floor . In April 1812, an American soldier posted in Salamanca reported on a Spanish woman who ...

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Scrabble value of P3R1I1M3N1E1S1S1

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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