incompleteness love

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or condition of being not complete.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being incomplete; imperfectness; defectiveness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being incomplete; lack of some part or particular; defect.

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

  • n. the state of being crude and incomplete and imperfect

Etymologies

incomplete +‎ -ness. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Their anatomical incorrectness --- incompleteness is more like it --- would seem to be a problem, but they are drawn together by a mutual fetishistic love of fashion and trying on outfits for each other is their version of sex, which makes the interrogation scene very kinky.

    Toy Story 3: Sex, lust, love, and romance in the world of Pixar

  • For them a theory's uncertainty or incompleteness is not a failing but a positive and creative condition in its own right.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • In the end, though, such a feeling of incompleteness is easy to reconcile with the record, which, after all, comprises a series of musical fragments that fade in and out seemingly at random, as if you are coming into and out of ’scenes’ that have already started and that will continue on after you leave.

    Ballardian » Review: Geeta Dayal’s Another Green World

  • But perhaps that's appropriate - the chapter emphasizes the notion of incompleteness, that Lost involves an arc that we assume to be aiming for a goal, but it has not arrived there yet, and that in itself illustrates nicely many of the issues of communication and meaning raised in this chapter.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • As I have already pointed out, he secures that ideality of expression which in Greek sculpture depends on a delicate system of abstraction, and in early Italian sculpture on lowness of relief, by an incompleteness, which is surely not always undesigned, and which, as I think, no one regrets, and trusts to the spectator to complete the half - emergent form.

    The Renaissance: studies in art and poetry

  • Italian sculpture on lowness of relief, by an incompleteness, which is surely not always undesigned, and which I suppose no one regrets, and trusts to the spectator to complete the half-emergent form.

    The Renaissance Studies in Art and Poetry

  • Mangold: I think I have a thing about the idea of incompleteness; that there's almost a kind of longing in the work for completeness, for a kind of impossible resolution since you're always given only certain amounts of information.

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  • Videogames in general, and - by extension - serious, humane, or socially conscious games in particular, are complete in and by their "incompleteness".

    SWEATblog: Incompleteness

  • (A presumption, by the way, which seems to ignore the fact – incompatible, surely, with the theory of "incompleteness" – that celibacy irks the woman less than it does the man.)

    Marriage as a Trade

  • Here, for the first time, at any rate, I am impressed by that sense of rawness and incompleteness which is said to be characteristic of America.

    America To-day, Observations and Reflections

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