Definitions

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  • n. The state or quality of being squishy.

Etymologies

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squishy +‎ -ness

Examples

  • The danger, writes author Karen Armstrong in London's Guardian, the chief repository of British media squishiness, is that Islamic violence is merely a myth fed by papal indulgence: "We may even be strengthening [the myth] by falling back into our old habits of projection."

    Sound Politics: Pope Benedict Hits His Mark

  • However, that sort of variable is what I call "squishiness", which I have no idea how to render in a mathematical formula.

    Your Newest Fantasy Debuter

  • * ABDmom, I think you could handle this recipe if you used the "petite diced" tomatoes, since they eliminate the "squishiness" of regular cut tomatoes.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • And maybe we have to find our voices and be honest -- about the potential for "squishiness," even.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • Last April, the Horn Book Blog did its usual "pour trail of gunpowder, light match, stand back and look thoughtful" thing and made a statement about the "squishiness" in children's book reviewing.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • This is about being deliberate about commitments, specific about what you're committing to, and trying to root out "squishiness" and weasel words in your commitments.

    Genuine Curiosity by Dwayne Melancon

  • The trick is going to be in developing standards that allow for the "squishiness" that is required to remain flexible and adaptable across myriad architectures and environments while being able to standardize how that happens.

    Latest News from Virtualization Journal

  • I loved the shape of his sweet pink lips and the squishiness of his bread-dough thighs.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: New Moms

  • There is some ideological squishiness is the defenition of a US-affiliated iraqi they give, but some major subset of those (to include all the military interpreters) should definitely be included.

    Matthew Yglesias » Operation Safe Haven Iraq 2009

  • It has been arbitrarily decided that tax hikes on the rich carry an aura of big government liberal squishiness and hence can't be associated with whatever people think they mean by the word "hawk."

    Please define `fiscal hawk'

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