Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being poorly ventilated; lacking good air circulation, having stale air.
  • n. The state or quality of a (relative) vacuum.

Etymologies

airless +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Since I can't very well pray, I still hope that more will want to share in conversations that bring openings rather than the airlessness of questions that are silenced or not even formed.

    Carol Smaldino: Are Americans Free Enough to Question?

  • Fifty-six minutes of heat and stress and airlessness.

    The Lady Matador’s Hotel

  • Yet somehow CSI, CSI Miami, CSI New York and CSI New Rochelle are still on the air well on the airlessness of space via SKY-TV anyway.

    This Is My Movie | ATTACKERMAN

  • They were some 240,000 miles from home, but more than half a billion earthlings were watching or listening as the two tried to adjust to the sights and airlessness of this mystical land.

    With Their Steps Came Great Relief on Earth

  • Polyester leisure suits gave way to polyester tank tops, while feathered Farrah Fawcett hairstyles wilted in the unrelenting airlessness.

    Editorial: A Clone Too Far | Obsessed With Film

  • But I hate stewing in sultry airlessness even worse.

    There's something I like about L.A.

  • But amassing information for its own sake seemed contemptible to Sontag, or pitiable, and like so many young people who hope to lead the life of the mind, she despised what she considered to be the airlessness and rigidity of academic life.

    Becoming Susan Sontag

  • His thoughts were otherwise occupied than with the tour of inspection; yet he took particular notice at the time, as he afterwards had occasion to remember, of the airlessness and closeness of the house; that they left the track of their footsteps in the dust on the upper floors; and that there was a resistance to the opening of one room door, which occasioned

    Little Dorrit

  • The low summer temperature of the far northern earth, the airlessness, minimal salt, and added carbohydrates from the bark, or from whey, malted barley, or flour, all conspired to encourage a lactic fermentation that acidified the fish surface.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • The explosion had been eerie and silent in the airlessness of space.

    Do Comets Dream?

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