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downiness

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  • as inhairiness
  • as inlightness

synonyms for downiness

  • bristliness
  • fluffiness
  • hirsuteness
  • pilosity
  • pubescence
  • crinosity
  • furriness
  • hispidity
  • delicacy
  • airiness
  • featheriness
  • fluffiness
  • thinness
  • etherealness
  • sheerness
  • volatileness
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How to use downiness in a sentence

Plum or plump, as applied to a bed, would certainly convey the idea of softness or downiness.
NOTES AND QUERIES, NUMBER 218, DECEMBER 31, 1853VARIOUS
Never was a bed so sweetly smoothed to the downiness of a swan's breast!
VISION HOUSEC. N. WILLIAMSON
The downiness noticed on the underside of the Bullace leaves is here restricted to the ribs of the leaf.
WAYSIDE AND WOODLAND TREESEDWARD STEP
The habit of the shrub is densely bushy, and the foliage has a greyish green colour from its downiness.
HARDY PERENNIALS AND OLD FASHIONED FLOWERSJOHN WOOD
The variety may also be known by the downiness of the young leaves, the calyx-tube, and the stalks.
WAYSIDE AND WOODLAND TREESEDWARD STEP
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WORDS RELATED TO DOWNINESS

  • bristliness
  • crinosity
  • downiness
  • fluffiness
  • furriness
  • hirsuteness
  • hispidity
  • pilosity
  • pubescence
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.