Antonyms for crispness

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Marston spoke with the crispness of a man who had settled the matter.

These must be eaten as soon as they come from the oven or they lose their crispness.

They often impart a crispness to the expressions in which they occur.

Bobby asked, with a crispness that pleased him tremendously as he used it.

The man took it, felt its crispness and stowed it away in a secure pocket.

Her voice had for ever lost its crispness, and she spoke with a slovenly tongue.

The night was very still and touched with a hint of crispness.

Will Turk's voice came in the crispness of clipped syllables.

It was June, and yet there was still the crispness of the spring.

He came out joyously into the freshness and crispness of the early morning.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English crisp "curly," from Latin crispus "curled, wrinkled, having curly hair," from PIE root *(s)ker- "to turn, bend." It began to mean "brittle" 1520s, for obscure reasons, perhaps based on what happens to flat things when they are cooked. Figurative sense of "neat, brisk" is from 1814; perhaps a separate word. As a noun, from late 14c. Potato crisps (the British version of U.S. potato chips) is from 1929.

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