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exquisitiveness

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or quality of being exquisitive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Wrongly used for exquisiteness.

Etymologies

exquisitive +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Heavens! thou art a strange creature, Slawkenbergius! what a whimsical view of the involutions of the heart of woman hast thou opened! how this can ever be translated, and yet if this specimen of Slawkenbergius’s tales, and the exquisitiveness of his moral, should please the world — translated shall a couple of volumes be. —

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

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