Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The property or condition of being old-fashioned; similarity to what is now past or out of date; retention of characteristics formerly prevalent but now exceptional.
- n. Conduct or demeanor resembling that of an old person; precociousness.
- n. the property of being no longer fashionable
“I was just wondering, and you can put it down to my old-fashionedness, if it would have any kind of a negative impact on the boys?”
“To her relief, for all their old-fashionedness, the Shadowhunters seemed to believe in modern plumbing and hot and cold running water.”
“Her having you on all fours in her surgery seems a trifle unconventional if you'll excuse my old-fashionedness!”
“Anyway: on the surface, the old-fashionedness is in the freedom.”
“What may have smelled sharp, bitter, spicy, acrid and dry at first – with a dash of aldehydes for a good measure of old-fashionedness – turned into a quite interesting yet very wearable fragrance.”
“There's some cognitive dissonance between the modernity of the format and the old-fashionedness of the content - it is of British soldiers in riot gear on the streets of Belfast.”
“Poor Starkey, when young, had that peculiar stamp of old-fashionedness in his face which makes it impossible for a beholder to predicate any particular age in the object.”
“Its fatal old-fashionedness hangs like a millstone about its neck.”
“While playing a game of 'boston' he whispered into Jacqueline's ear something about the old-fashionedness and stupidity of Paul and”
“Page 146 that of Cybele and that of Heliogabalus had been modish in different years; and would afterward dwindle, precisely as these cults had done, into shrugged-at old-fashionedness.”
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