Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or quality of being green.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being green; viridity; verdancy.
  • n. Freshness; vigor; newness.
  • n. Immaturity; unripeness; ; inexperience.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being green in color; verdantness; also, verdure.
  • n. The state of being green, in any of the derived senses.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the state of not being ripe
  • n. the lush appearance of flourishing vegetation
  • n. green color or pigment; resembling the color of growing grass

Etymologies

From green +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Obama's "greenness," is for the environment, it's about his inexperience and incompetence.

    Poll: Obama drops on health care

  • So that's it for now - here's to the life-giving rain & the scent of wet earth & the way that the greenness is intensified by the rain until it nearly glows ...

    May 15th, 2006

  • The village and its fields were enclosed by barbed wire which separated their greenness from the bleakness of the enmity all around.

    Shimon Peres - Nobel Lecture

  • If an army encamp upon green fields, their greenness is soon gone.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • The drive was long and hot, but beautiful with all the greenness from the rain we’ve had.

    The Aftermath

  • It's an erosion of the very concept of greenness, which is coming to be defined in a way that rewards activism at best, and consumerism at worst.

    Pretty Green, Real Green

  • Not a hint of greenness, which is just what I want from my fig scent...

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • The functionalism accounts for the visualness and perhaps other broadly-speaking-phenomenal properties of the experience, which is important, but locating the greenness was the crucial work.

    Representational Theories of Consciousness

  • Their bloom; calling the greenness of the trees and the blossoming of the fruit by the name of [Greek omitted].

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • The greenness was a face, and the face was abnormal.

    The Gunslinger

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