Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being faddish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A disposition to fads or whims.

Etymologies

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faddish +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Above I was talking about building a wildcat - so "faddishness" is no concern to me, and playing with different cartridges is definatly one of my hobbies.

    What is your favorite WSM?

  • According to Allan Peterkin, the author of "One Thousand Beards: A Cultural History of Facial Hair," whiskers are taboo in arenas in which faddishness is frowned on and the appearance of transparency is prized.

    Read My Furry Lip

  • I know that faddishness is a phase of adolescence, and writers have a writing adolescence they must get through as well.

    Fad Writing and Morality

  • The dance tracks are chic and don't pound you over the head with their faddishness, and the mid-tempos like the Akon collaboration "Like I Never Left" exude a sweetness that helps offset the brutality of her voice.

    fourfour:

  • Sometimes, for reasons not entirely clear, I get warm fuzzy thoughts that we hunters and anglers - by dint of our rugged individualism, our pragmatism and our vast reserves of good, old-fashioned common sense - are somehow immune to the ever-changing winds of faddishness and gimmickry.

    Uncategorized Blog Posts

  • He acknowledged both the difficulties of scaling his operation and the seeming faddishness at the current outrage over public education: "we're close, but we're still just 'cute.'"

    Steve Barr At Big Task Weekend: We're Close, But We're Still Just 'Cute'

  • But Facebook, that dorm room epiphany, seems a shiny, immovable object, somewhat immune to faddishness, driven by a visionary whose many faults seem to have been the distinct recipe for realizing the future and creating a product for it.

    Marc Ruxin: The Social Network and the Real Social Network

  • Morgan's work is certainly evolving, whether as a conscious reaction to fears of faddishness or not.

    Polly Morgan's wings of desire

  • Indeed, counterinsurgency faddishness in the 1960s reached vertiginous political heights.

    Magic and Mayhem

  • But for another thing, the faddishness means an inevitable dumbing-down of the issue.

    Snuffles Gives a Lecture

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