from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being painty, or overcharged with paint: said of a picture.
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I love looking at the old guy's profile--your paintiness gives him a sense of motion, too.
A great wave of repugnance swept over her, engulfed her, as her eyes traveled over the rows of small wooden houses with their stiff, uncomfortable porches, their treeless yards, and their flaunting paintiness.