Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being raw, in any sense.
- n. Unprepared or precipitate manner; want of provision or foresight.
- n. The property of being raw.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being raw.
- n. the state of being crude and incomplete and imperfect
- n. lack of experience and the knowledge and understanding derived from experience
- n. a pain that is felt (as when the area is touched)
- n. a chilly dampness
- raw + -ness (Wiktionary)
“Verbivore – the language works to cushion the impact of all that happens, as the rawness is described at the level of the visceral rather than the emotional.”
“I don’t think the rawness is subjected to variation as much as the crying.”
“Yeah, we all had to embrace that, and didn't know - and be brave enough to say this is what's going to give its strongest voice, is knowing that the rawness is a part of the sound.”
“I think the show also goes for that kind of rawness that works.”
“An A for the first awesome part and the ok but slow main body of the novel, but how brilliant it could have been were it to keep the tension and emotional power and even "rawness" of the introduction all the way...”
“If the Cassavettes films had been shot beautifully and precisely, they would have worked better, contrasting the "rawness" of the writing and performances with a more objective camera.”
“Also, completely brilliant points about Broadway recordings, a POV that virtually no one acknowledges or references but that is true and important, about how they're made and the excitement of their "rawness".”
“Though it did not in the least terrify me or torture me, or make me have anything approaching a dread of its repetition, I experienced a kind of rawness and sensitiveness of soul such as when, to put it pathologically, a super-sensitive mucous membrane surface is touched roughly by a hand or instrument.”
“With a lot of concern over what many believe to be a "rawness" at his new position, Hughes did impress with the improvements he made over a relatively short period of time.”
“To make matters worse, there should be more of a westerly breeze tomorrow, adding to the "rawness" of the day.”
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