Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character or appearance of being slouchy; a slouchy attitude or posture.
- n. The state or condition of being slouchy.
- slouchy + -ness (Wiktionary)
“Every woman expresses her character in her dress; and where "slouchiness" exists, it means something more than comfortable dressing.”
“Stooping, round shoulders, sitting "all hunched up," or a shuffling gait, are owing partly to bad habits, or "slouchiness," but chiefly to weak muscles and a badly-fed nervous system, often due to a poor digestion and a weak circulation.”
“She never pestered wi 'Puss much, "continued league, as his wife came upon the scene, armed with the plaintive air of slouchiness, which is at once the weapon and shield of women who believe that they are martyrs --" she never pestered wi' Puss much, but, cry or laugh, fight or frolic, she allers tuck it out on her ole pappy. ”
“The lady and the twisty pyramid have that similar blue slouchiness.”
“Very nice indeed! there must be something ingrained in us all to see slicked hair and slouchiness as creepy.”
“Nor is there the slightest need that this kind of dressing involve "dowdiness," or "slouchiness," a characteristic abhorrent to every true woman.”
“At other points along the bank are moored a heterogeneous assortment of shanty boats of an incredible and comic slouchiness.”
“The marines were drawn up in a line amidships; their erect, soldierly air and rigid alignment contrasting with the careless slouchiness of the sailors.”
“As she stepped into the room, I saw only a big frowsy woman, who had attempted to make a show with a new silk dress and a hat in the latest fashion, but who had lamentably failed, owing to the slouchiness of her figure and some misadventure by which her hat had been set awry on her head and her usual complacency destroyed.”
“He observed the figure of the sachem stretched out in the dilapidated slouchiness peculiar to himself.”
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