Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A waxy appearance or character.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Quality or state of being waxy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality of being waxy

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the quality of being made of wax or covered with wax

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Examples

  • They go a bit limp and the grease coagulates just enough to coat your tongue with that carnauba waxiness.

    Babette’s Feast II: This Time It’s Personal

  • We felt the tangyness of the lime juice in the icing is really needed to cut through the fat waxiness of the macadamias in the cake.

    Archive 2005-09-01

  • We felt the tangyness of the lime juice in the icing is really needed to cut through the fat waxiness of the macadamias in the cake.

    Coconut & Lime Macadamia Cake

  • Mature leaves, which have had time to develop physical attributes such as toughness and waxiness, require only the protection conferred by the imino acids

    Chapter 7

  • At last, the waxiness of the face was gone and the milky eyes stared forward, corrupted but defiant.

    Gorky Park

  • She wore flowery prints, very summer-like dresses — even when it wasn't summer — and she had a funny kind of over-powdered sense about her (as if, if you touched her, a small puff of powder would blast through her pores); at other times, her skin had a waxiness about it (as if, if you touched her, your finger might leave a dent).

    The Hotel New Hampshire

  • Not an all-over waxiness though, there was no blood on my face now but the pine needles had left their mark, I looked like someone with galloping impetigo.

    When Eight Bells Toll

  • The look of waxiness had been increasing, all night long; the breathing was becoming fitful; the tiny figure seemed relaxed in every weakening limb.

    The Brentons

  • He was growing whiter, too, with the uncanny waxiness of a surface lighted from within.

    The Brentons

  • He was a fair-faced youth of about twenty years, with pale reddish-brown eyes, dark hair reddish at the roots, and a singular white and pink waxiness of oval cheek, which, however, narrowed suddenly at the angle of the jaw, and fell away with the retreating chin.

    A Protegee of Jack Hamlin's and Other Stories

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