Definitions

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  • n. The absence of a smile.

Etymologies

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unsmiling +‎ -ness

Examples

  • When it was too late, she could never see them without remembering the delight with which he unwrapped them and gave them to her, the expectant look in his kind eyes of the pleasure they would bring to her, and of her own coldness, her unsmilingness, the indifference with which she took them and laid them down with scarcely a glance, yet all the while her heart was breaking, breaking with her love for him and all he did for her.

    Kitty Trenire

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