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Meaning of WHITENESS

Pronunciation:  'wItnis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
 

WHITENESS is a 9 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: white
 
 Antonyms: black, blackness
 
 See Also: achromatic color, achromatic colour, alabaster, bleach, bone, chalk, frostiness, hoariness, ivory, off-white, pearl

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\White"ness\, n. [AS. hw[=i]tness.]
1. The quality or state of being white; white color, or
   freedom from darkness or obscurity on the surface.
   --Chaucer.

2. Want of a sanguineous tinge; paleness; as from terror,
   grief, etc. ``The whiteness in thy cheek.'' --Shak.

3. Freedom from stain or blemish; purity; cleanness.

         He had kept The whiteness of his soul, and thus men
         o'er him wept.                        --Byron.

4. Nakedness. [Obs.] --Chapman.

5. (Zo["o]l.) A flock of swans.

 

 

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