Definition of Ripeness

1. Noun. The state of being ripe.

Generic synonyms: Matureness, Maturity
Antonyms: Greenness
Derivative terms: Ripe



Definition of Ripeness

1. n. The state or quality of being ripe; maturity;; completeness; perfection; as, the ripeness of grain; ripeness of manhood; ripeness of judgment.

Definition of Ripeness

1. Noun. the characteristic of being ripe ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ripeness

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

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ripeness

ripcord
ripcords
ripe
ripe(p)
ripe cataract
ripe olive
ripeck
ripecks
riped
ripely
ripen
ripen up
ripened
ripener
ripeners
ripeness (current term)
ripenesses
ripening
ripenings
ripens
riper
ripers
ripes
ripest
ripidolite
ripidolites
ripieni
ripienist
ripienists
ripieno

Literary usage of Ripeness

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1. Vineyard Culture Improved and Cheapened by Alphonse Du Breuil, C. Parker (1867)
"DEGREE OF ripeness OF THE GRAPES.—It is always an advantage, the quality of the wine being the chief object, to allow the grapes to attain their highest ..."

2. The Southern Planter (1852)
"The wheat in the several stages of ripeness, the various experiments, allowance being made for different degrees of ripeness, which may fairly be presumed ..."

3. English Literature: An Illustrated Record by Richard Garnett, Edmund Gosse (1905)
"... Thou gavest that ripeness, which so soon began, And ceased so soon, he ne'er was boy, nor man. Through school and college, thy kind cloud o'ercast, ..."

4. British Synonymy: Or, An Attempt at Regulating the Choice of Words in by Hester Lynch Piozzi (1794)
"... ripeness that your fingers are in danger of breaking them during the operation, they never can be ..."

5. Milk and Its Products: A Treatise Upon the Nature and Qualities of Dairy by Henry Hiram Wing (1897)
"Effects of churning cream of different degrees of ripeness.—If parcels of cream of different degrees of ripeness are mixed together and then churned, ..."

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