Definition of Donnishness

1. Noun. The quality of being donnish. ¹



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Definition of Donnishness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Donnishness

donned
donnee
donnees
donner
donnerd
donnered
donnert
donnes
donnicker
donnickers
donniker
donnikers
donning
donnish
donnishly
donnishness (current term)
donnishnesses
donnism
donnisms
donnot
donnots
donnybrook
donnybrooks
donor
donor card
donor insemination
donor splice junction
donorcycle
donorcycles
donors

Literary usage of Donnishness

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1. William George Ward and the Catholic Revival by Wilfrid Philip Ward (1893)
"... disliked the donnishness and 1 "You know," he writes in a letter, " I have no affection for my children ..."

2. Life and Letters of Frederick W. Robertson, M.A., Incumbent of Trinity by Frederick William Robertson, Stopford Augustus Brooke (1873)
"... There is something excessively chilling in the donnishness of Oxford, which insinuates its unlovely spirit everywhere, — lecture, chapel, pulpit, union, ..."

3. The Life of Captain Sir Richd F. Burton by Isabel Burton (1893)
"Moreover, an indescribable appearance of donnishness or incipient donnishness pervaded the whole lot. The juniors looked like schoolboys who aspired to be ..."

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