Definitions

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  • n. The state or quality of being wintry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being wintry: as, the wintriness of the climate or the season.

Etymologies

wintry +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If temperature is any measure of wintriness, it is clear that December has been much colder than average in Washington.

    In a rarity, both lunar eclipse and winter solstice to occur Tuesday

  • Is this death, a graveyard, or simply winter and the wintriness of the mind that gives itself up to seeing with such selfless clarity?

    Poem of the week: A Mind of Winter by Martha Kapos

  • I guess somehow -- my old jacket, studiousness, Uncle N sleeping in the living room, wintriness, even the death of John Lennon -- I am reminded of college, which was in many ways a great time of life.

    readersguide Diary Entry

  • If even there had been sheep munching, pushing one foot after another, or a bird, or a man driving a spade into the earth, had there been a bramble to trip me, or a ditch, damp with soaked leaves, into which to fall — but no, the melancholy path led along the level, to more wintriness and pallor and the equal and uninteresting view of the same landscape.

    The Waves

  • There is a scepticism whose face is toward wintriness and death; but there is a doubt which is looking toward the sun and toward all blessedness.

    Personal Friendships of Jesus

  • Polar aristocracy, inflicting the woes of wintriness upon us.

    Beauchamp's Career — Volume 2

  • They felt the death again, a whole field laid low by one stroke, and wintriness in the season of glad life.

    The Amazing Marriage — Volume 1

  • And he was merry like a boy now that the first breath of spring -- for so it seemed, although no doubt plenty of wintriness remained and would yet show itself -- had loosened the hard hold of the frost, which is the death of Nature.

    Adela Cathcart, Volume 3

  • But there's no denying the overwhelming, sense-numbing wintriness of

    NYT > Home Page

  • But D.coder believes that even that statistic overstates D. C.'s lack of wintriness.

    Christian Science Monitor | All Stories

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