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- n. The state or condition of being waifish.
Reed's powerful idealism and aloofness and, in the 60's, sexism; Sue's original waifishness and later, under other writers, revealed inner strength; Johnny's supreme eagerness and ever-growing maturity; and Ben's self-pity and constant, indefatigable faith in his friends.
Despite her waifishness, she takes a job unloading the store's delivery truck.
Loeb, but her waifishness is tempered with a Joan Osborne maturity, straightforward and thankfully free of forced croaks for decorative value.
I gave the act my best doe-eyed waifishness, and the coppers drizzled in.