Definitions

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  • n. The quality or characteristic of being European.

Etymologies

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European +‎ -ness

Examples

  • And there's the stain of Europeanness, which is enough on its own to make many right-wing pundits reject it on reverse-snobbery grounds.

    VAT’s All the Fuss About?

  • I went to Istanbul recently both to see how exactly Istanbul was taking on this role as a European Capital of Culture and also to examine the "Europeanness" of the city.

    The Two Continents Of Istanbul

  • (The same goes for her cherished "Europeanness," he added.)

    The X Factor

  • European Capital of Culture and also to examine the "Europeanness" of the city.

    Forbes.com: News

  • The odd thing is that Americans are much more concerned with "Europeanness" than are modern-day Europeans!

    Dissident Voice

  • I did feel there was something funny going on, that this was less to do with the election than with a sense of creating Europeanness.

    "An exotic and wasteful box-ticking exercise"

  • Recent years have brought concerns that the country might grow too muscular, becoming a European uber-power that would bully its neighbors and abandon the politics of Europeanness in favor of Germanness.

    The German Problem

  • Writing "St. Konstantin" conveys a sense of eastern-Europeanness without actually burdening the reader with the need to sound out a word, like Agiou Konstantinou, that he probably hasn't seen before.

    languagehat.com: SAINT WHO?

  • Mazrui's lecture was also peppered with statements like "Jews have been at their best when they were Europeanized ... almost as if you needed a mixture of Jewishness and Europeanness [for Jewish genius]."

    Campus Watch :: Writings

  • Mazrui's lecture was also peppered with statements like "Jews have been at their best when they were Europeanized … almost as if you needed a mixture of Jewishness and Europeanness [for Jewish genius]."

    Campus Watch :: Writings

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