Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Spoony character or state; silliness; especially, silly fondness.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Instantly Blair was angry; "spooniness" vanished in a flash; he did not speak for fully five minutes.

    The Iron Woman

  • "Spoon" is just a designation we give to something whose spooniness is a coming together of various causes and conditions, which are themselves empty of inherent existence for the same reason: and the ways in which we break those down, talking about cause and effect, for example, or sense fields, is also subject to deconstruction.

    Hegel on Buddhism

  • Her shoulder was close to my lips, I looked at it and kissed it, She did not turn round, but Woloda remarked without raising his head, “What spooniness!”

    Childhood

  • All spooniness, all the preposterous idolization of some one who is just like anybody else, all love, (in the narrow sense in which the word is understood by novel-readers,) you feel, when you look back, are Veal.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 46, August, 1861

  • She avoided his love-making, by telling him any sort of spooniness revolted her.

    The Lost Girl

  • ALLBUTT-INNETT from reciprocating my increasing spooniness, her parents and brother are of an overwhelming cordiality, and repeatedly mention their ardent hope that I may become their guest up in the hills some time this autumn.

    Baboo Jabberjee, B.A.

  • Californian drama are like our hackneyed friends, the Vikings, with a touch, if we may use the term, of spooniness.

    Lost Leaders

  • Her shoulder was close to my lips, I looked at it and kissed it, She did not turn round, but Woloda remarked without raising his head, "What spooniness!"

    Childhood

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  • I'm just glad to see there's a reason why one of the Final Fantasy games translated an insult as "you spoony bard!"

    August 23, 2010

  • Nothing to do with nine either.

    May 17, 2010

  • Woah...it has nothing to do with a spoon.

    May 17, 2010