Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being withdrawn (isolated).

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

  • n. a disposition to be distant and unsympathetic in manner

Etymologies

withdrawn +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Nor is it necessary, in order to understand their withdrawnness, to contemplate the ‎ possible nuking of the world.

    The Incoherence of Progress

  • Divine instinct, breadth of vision, the law of reason, health, rudeness of body, withdrawnness, gaiety, sun-tan, air-sweetness -- such are some of the words of poems.

    Poems By Walt Whitman

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