Definitions

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  • n. The property of being steamy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or condition of being steamy; vaporousness; mistiness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Steamy or vaporous character or quality; mistiness.

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

  • n. cloudiness resulting from haze or mist or vapor

Etymologies

steamy +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The play, under Michael John Garces's taut direction, is a gritty depiction of the ritualistic world of gangs in barrios and prisons, and reminiscent in its theatrical bloodiness and steaminess of "Oz," the late 1990s HBO cellblock drama.

    Theater review: 'Oedipus el Rey' at Woolly Mammoth

  • The purpose here is to make a guy from Grey's Anatomy more known since his steaminess is not as apparent.

    Richard Laermer: Why Gossip Matters So Much It Hurts

  • Something about the randomness of it: a stranger, not just missing a hand, but with an actual hook; a dark parking lot; desire and sex and steaminess in the car I did not think about this until I was a teenager, and then, the paralyzing shock of seeing your lover, killed by some guy with a hook who appears out of nowhere.

    SYNERGY – Childhood Scary Stories

  • And not just because of the steaminess; it's a solid tale!

    January 13th, 2009

  • Sunny Rio proves as noirish a setting as sunny Los Angeles does for American mystery writers, and Garcia-Roza exploits the Brazilian city's seemliness and steaminess to perfection in tough but sensuous language.

    A Window in Copacabana: Summary and book reviews of A Window in Copacabana by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza.

  • Though I imagine NYC hot is related to Florida hot and other types of regional hot, I think NYC hot has a particular uncomfortable steaminess of its own.

    2007 July | the blog of author, illustrator and designer Kris Waldherr - Part 2

  • Some romance writers have SEVERAL different psuedonyms they use depending on the orientation gender and steaminess etc of the piece.

    Silence IS Death

  • I myself felt an oppressive steaminess in the atmosphere which I had not experienced on the higher lands.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • She was too wretchedly in earnest to be tragic, or gloriously insulted, or anything save dumpy and defenseless and flushed to the red steaminess of a boiled beet.

    Babbitt

  • ” She was too wretchedly in earnest to be tragic, or gloriously insulted, or anything save dumpy and defenseless and flushed to the red steaminess of a boiled beet.

    Chapter 9

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