Definitions

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  • n. The nature of being a tool.
  • n. Being overly concerned with tools rather than results.

Etymologies

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tool +‎ -ish +‎ ness, influenced by foolishness

Examples

  • Walking around with a bullhorn gives all the authority of a gun, without any of the toolishness or danger of it accidentally discharging in your sweatpants.

    Assholes Finish First

  • A broken piece of granite used for macadamising a road is a more complex instrument, about the toolishness of which no doubt can be entertained.

    The Note-Books of Samuel Butler

  • Elisabeth Hasselbeck took Jason's idiocy / toolishness especially to heart, probably because she'd gone to the effort of donning a wedding dress at the viewing party she hosted in her apartment.

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

  • We could go with any number of possibilities-D-baggery, toolishness or midlife crybaby-ism-but we're just going to stick to what's clear.

    E! Online (US) - Top Stories

  • So yesterday I spent a Jackson for Microsoft’s Comfort Optical Mouse 3000, which comes with a CD full of toolishness.

    dustbury.com » MSM3k

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