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Definition of the noun tartness
What does tartness mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: tartnesses
- the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth
- lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
- synonyms of tartness: sour / sourness
- more generic terms: gustatory perception / gustatory sensation / taste / taste perception / taste sensation = the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus
- more specific words: acidulousness / acidity = the taste experience when something acidic is taken into the mouth
- a sharp sour taste
- a rough and bitter manner
Alternative definition of the noun tartness
- The characteristic of being tart; sharpness of taste; sourness; bitterness.
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Synonyms Discriminated (1871)
A Complete Catalogue of Synonymous Words in the English Language, with Descriptions of Their Various Shades of Meaning, and Illustrations of Their Usages and Specialities by Charles John Smith
TARTNESS is that slight asperity which is more unbecoming than bitter, and indicates inconsiderateness and self-conceit. It is the fault especiidly of some women and of children. When used of words and acts, it denotes a pungent readiness, ...
by Ontario. Agricultural Commission, 1880
Its tartness is an objection with some, although not regarded as a drawback by many. But, as Mr. Leslie points ...
by Encyclopaedia Perthensis
• TARTNESS, n.
3d Ed. of the Merriam Series. The Largest Abridgment of Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language; 1700 Illustrations
Acrimony, asperity, acerbity, tartness agree in the idea of sharpness or bitterness of temper or language. Acrimony suggests a caustic temper and biting, even corrosive, speech. Asperity suggests irritability and resentfulness of disposition, ...
Containing a Brief and Clear Explication of Most Words in the English Language ...
ACI'DITY, sharpness, tartness. ACI'DULAC, a term used for those mineral springs that are impregnated with sharp particles, as all the nitrous ...
Asperity ; harshness; tartness. — Acrimony springs from an embittered spirit ; tartness from an irritable temper; asperity and harshness from disregard to the feelings of others. ACROBAT, n. Literally, one who moves high; practises hiyu- vaulting ...
Containing Over 32,000 Words and Phrases
ТАШНГШЕЗВ • :S73 TARTNESS Takingness, (tsk'ing-nes) n. the quality of pleasing. Tale, (Ш) n. a it ry ; number, [officious informer. Talebearer, (tal'bar-fir) n. an Talent, (tarent) n. a weight; coin; faculty. Talented, (tal ent-cd) a. possessing ...
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Scrabble value of T1A1R1T1N1E1S1S1
The value of this 8-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
Anagrams of TARTNESS
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- RAT'S NEST
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