Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being green in color; verdantness; also, verdure.
  • noun The state of being green, in any of the derived senses.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being green; viridity; verdancy.
  • noun Freshness; vigor; newness.
  • noun Immaturity; unripeness; ; inexperience.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state or quality of being green.

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

  • noun the state of not being ripe
  • noun the lush appearance of flourishing vegetation
  • noun green color or pigment; resembling the color of growing grass

Etymologies

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From green +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Obama's "greenness," is for the environment, it's about his inexperience and incompetence.

    Poll: Obama drops on health care

  • So that's it for now - here's to the life-giving rain & the scent of wet earth & the way that the greenness is intensified by the rain until it nearly glows ...

    May 15th, 2006

  • The village and its fields were enclosed by barbed wire which separated their greenness from the bleakness of the enmity all around.

    Shimon Peres - Nobel Lecture

  • If an army encamp upon green fields, their greenness is soon gone.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • The drive was long and hot, but beautiful with all the greenness from the rain we’ve had.

    The Aftermath

  • The drive was long and hot, but beautiful with all the greenness from the rain we’ve had.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • It's an erosion of the very concept of greenness, which is coming to be defined in a way that rewards activism at best, and consumerism at worst.

    Pretty Green, Real Green

  • It's an erosion of the very concept of greenness, which is coming to be defined in a way that rewards activism at best, and consumerism at worst.

    Pretty Green, Real Green

  • It's an erosion of the very concept of greenness, which is coming to be defined in a way that rewards activism at best, and consumerism at worst.

    Pretty Green, Real Green

  • Not a hint of greenness, which is just what I want from my fig scent...

    Archive 2007-04-01

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