Definition of Apishness

1. n. The quality of being apish; mimicry; foppery.



Definition of Apishness

1. Noun. The state or quality of being apish. ¹

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Definition of Apishness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Apishness

apiol
apiologies
apiologist
apiologists
apiology
apiols
apiose
apioses
apiotherapy
apiphobia
apiphobias
apis
apish
apishamore
apishly
apishness (current term)
apishnesses
apism
apisms
apistia
apitherapeutic
apitherapy
apitpat
apituitarism
apivore
apivores
apivorous
apixaban
apjohnite
aplacental

Literary usage of Apishness

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1. The World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time by Edward Archibald Allen, William Schuyler, David Josiah Brewer (1900)
"apishness SLOTH was not so slow in his march when he entered the city, but apishness (that was to take his turn next) was as quick. Do you not know him ? ..."

2. Crowned Masterpieces of Literature that Have Advanced Civilization: As by Edward Archibald Allen, William Schuyler (1908)
"apishness SLOTH was not so slow in his march when he entered the city, but apishness (that was to take his turn next) was as quick. Do you not know him ? ..."

3. The Seven Deadly Sins by Frederick Rogers (1907)
"In apishness he seems to be attacking that comparatively harmless, if also useless, personage the fop, and attacking him for Puritan reasons only. ..."

4. A Grammatical Analyzer; Or, The Derivation and Definition of Words with by William Jewett Tenney (1866)
"If to the word apish the suffix ness is added, it becomes apishness. The quality expressed by the word apish now has an abstract existence, ..."

5. Their Day in Court by Percival Pollard (1909)
"If it were not for the eternal apishness in our majority, those fakers of English could ... That apishness is proven in much that is spoken by the people, ..."

6. Works by Jean Calvin, Calvin translation society (1849)
"I call it apishness, because they there counterfeit the Lord's Supper without reason, just as an ape at random and without discernment imitates what he sees ..."

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