Definition of Rawness

1. Noun. A chilly dampness. "The rawness of the midnight air"

Generic synonyms: Damp, Dampness, Moistness
Derivative terms: Raw



2. Noun. The state of being crude and incomplete and imperfect. "The rawness of his diary made it unpublishable"
Exact synonyms: Incompleteness
Generic synonyms: Integrity, Unity, Wholeness
Specialized synonyms: Partialness, Sketchiness
Antonyms: Completeness
Derivative terms: Incomplete, Incomplete, Raw

3. Noun. A pain that is felt (as when the area is touched). "After taking a cold, rawness of the larynx and trachea come on"
Exact synonyms: Soreness, Tenderness
Specialized synonyms: Chafing, Rebound Tenderness, Chafe
Generic synonyms: Hurting, Pain
Derivative terms: Raw, Raw, Sore, Tender, Tender

4. Noun. Lack of experience and the knowledge and understanding derived from experience. "Their poor behavior was due to the rawness of the troops"
Exact synonyms: Inexperience
Generic synonyms: Ignorance
Antonyms: Experience
Derivative terms: Inexperient, Raw

Definition of Rawness

1. n. The quality or state of being raw.

Definition of Rawness

1. Noun. The property of being raw. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rawness

1. the state of being raw [n -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rawness

rawhided
rawhides
rawhiding
rawin
rawing
rawings
rawins
rawinsonde
rawinsondes
rawish
rawk
rawl plug
rawl plugs
rawly
rawn
rawness (current term)
rawnesses
rawns
rawranoke
raws
rax
raxed
raxes
raxibacumab
raxing
raxle
ray
ray-gun

Literary usage of Rawness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Therapeutics of the Respiratory System, Cough and Coryza, Acute and Chronic by Marvin W. Van Denburg (1915)
"Painful; Raw Pains: rawness in chest; deep; violent cough from deep in the ... rawness and tickling, with violent, difficult cough, in 5 or 6 paroxysms; ..."

2. Leaders in Homœopathic Therapeutics by Eugene Beauharnais Nash (1913)
"... here is sensation of rawness; sensitive to inhaled cold air. In the throat it has the same sensation of rawness, ..."

3. The Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica: A Record of the Positive Effects of by Timothy Field Allen (1879)
"—Feeling of rawness in the fauces, immediately,17.—Disagreeable sensations in pharynx and oesophagus, extending to the stomach, with feeling of distress ..."

4. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1869)
"rawness OF THE TONGUE AND PAINFUL DEGLUTITION IN ADVANCED PHTHISIS. By Dr. DOUGLAS POWELL, Physician to the Hospital for Consumption, Brompton. ..."

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