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picturesqueness

Definitions

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  • n. The condition of being picturesque

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being picturesque.

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

  • n. visually vivid and pleasing
  • n. the quality of being strikingly expressive or vivid

Etymologies

picturesque +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • No very highly imaginative mind is surely necessary to conjure up a scene of wonderful picturesqueness from the foregoing.

    A Tour in Mongolia

  • "Tony," she said, "the quality which I admire most in a donkey-driver, besides truthfulness and picturesqueness, is imagination."

    Jerry Junior

  • The public buildings and temples, though they bear magnificent names, are extremely ugly, and are the subjects of slow but manifest decay, while the streets of shops exceed in picturesqueness everything I have ever seen.

    The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither

  • It was like an old-time Indian council, but the picturesqueness was a good deal spoiled by the gingham shirts they wore, and the ill-fitting coats and trousers from the store.

    The Fur Bringers A Story of the Canadian Northwest

  • Our knights are not weighted down with heavy armor, but much more appropriately attired, for a day like this, in costumes that recall the picturesqueness, without the discomfort, of the old knightly harness.

    The House Behind the Cedars

  • The Thirty-Years War abounds with what may be called picturesqueness in its events, and still more in the condition of the people who carried it on.

    The Life of Friedrich Schiller Comprehending an Examination of His Works

  • There is absolutely no question but that the countryside of England is unequalled for that unique variety of picturesqueness which is characteristic of the land, but it lacks the grandeur that one finds in France, or indeed in most countries of

    The Automobilist Abroad

  • Neither is it without a degree and kind of picturesqueness, both in its nearness and in the distance, when a blue gleam from its surface, among the green meadows and woods, seems like an open eye in Earth's countenance.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 105, July 1866

  • THE chronicles of history record that in most wars some figure, through intrepidity, originality, and brilliancy of action, has raised himself above his fellows and achieved a picturesqueness which is commonly associated only with characters of fiction.

    The memoirs of Colonel John S. Mosby,

  • The spectacle ought certainly to have the interest of picturesqueness which is inherent in the fortuitous.

    New York After Paris

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