from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Spoony character or state; silliness; especially, silly fondness.
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Instantly Blair was angry; "spooniness" vanished in a flash; he did not speak for fully five minutes.
The Iron Woman Margaret Wade Campbell Deland 1901
"Spoon" is just a designation we give to something whose spooniness is a coming together of various causes and conditions, which are themselves empty of inherent existence for the same reason: and the ways in which we break those down, talking about cause and effect, for example, or sense fields, is also subject to deconstruction.
Hegel on Buddhism 2007
Her shoulder was close to my lips, I looked at it and kissed it, She did not turn round, but Woloda remarked without raising his head, “What spooniness!”
All spooniness, all the preposterous idolization of some one who is just like anybody else, all love, (in the narrow sense in which the word is understood by novel-readers,) you feel, when you look back, are Veal.
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 46, August, 1861 Various
She avoided his love-making, by telling him any sort of spooniness revolted her.
The Lost Girl 1907
ALLBUTT-INNETT from reciprocating my increasing spooniness, her parents and brother are of an overwhelming cordiality, and repeatedly mention their ardent hope that I may become their guest up in the hills some time this autumn.
Baboo Jabberjee, B.A. F. Anstey 1895
Californian drama are like our hackneyed friends, the Vikings, with a touch, if we may use the term, of spooniness.
Lost Leaders Andrew Lang 1878
Her shoulder was close to my lips, I looked at it and kissed it, She did not turn round, but Woloda remarked without raising his head, "What spooniness!"
Childhood Leo Tolstoy 1869
refenestration commented on the word spooniness
Woah...it has nothing to do with a spoon.
May 17, 2010
bilby commented on the word spooniness
Nothing to do with nine either.
May 17, 2010
Durvin commented on the word spooniness
I'm just glad to see there's a reason why one of the Final Fantasy games translated an insult as "you spoony bard!"
August 23, 2010