What is another word for dryness?

Pronunciation: [dɹˈa͡ɪnəs] (IPA)

Dryness is the state of being without moisture or water. It is often associated with aridness, dehydration, scarcity, and a lack of humidity. Synonyms for dryness may depend upon its context, whether it is related to weather, skin, hair or fabrics. For aridity, alternatives like drought, barrenness, desiccation, and parched might be more suitable. Meanwhile, synonyms for dehydrated skin and hair could include roughness, irritation, itchiness, and flakiness. When talking about fabrics, lack of moisture may lead to stiffness, brittleness, or inflexibility. Other related synonyms for dryness include parching, shriveling, and withering. Overall, the appropriate synonym depends on the situation and specific context of dryness.

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What are the opposite words for dryness?

Dryness is the state of lacking moisture or fluidity. Antonyms for dryness, on the other hand, refer to the presence of moisture or fluidity. The opposite of dryness is wetness or humidity. Wetness denotes the presence of liquid or moisture, while humidity refers to the level of moisture in the air. Other antonyms for dryness include dampness, moistness, juiciness, and succulence. These words convey a sense of being well hydrated, hydrated, and fresh, and they are often associated with plants and foods like fruits, vegetables, and meats. In contrast, dryness suggests a lack of freshness, vitality, and dynamism.

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Usage examples for Dryness

There was a dryness in Collingwood's reply which made him, for a moment, almost as impressive as the Judge himself.
"The Locusts' Years"
Mary Helen Fee
There was also a dryness in its atmosphere which would probably have had an unpleasant effect upon anyone not used to it.
"The Greater Power"
Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton
"Thanks," said Wisbech, with a certain dryness.
"The Greater Power"
Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton

Famous quotes with Dryness

  • Read not the Times. Read the Eternities. Conventionalities are at length as bad as impurities. Even the facts of science may dust the mind by their dryness, unless they are in a sense effaced each morning, or rather rendered fertile by the dews of fresh and living truth. Knowledge does not come to us by details, but in flashes of light from heaven.
    Henry David Thoreau
  • I have one word to say upon the subject of profound writers, who are grown very numerous of late; and I know very well the judicious world is resolved to list me in that number. I conceive therefore, as to the business of being profound, that it is with writers as with wells - a person with good eyes may see to the bottom of the deepest, provided any water be there: and often when there is nothing in the world at the bottom besides dryness and dirt, though it be but a yard and a-half under-ground, it shall pass, however, for wondrous deep upon no wiser reason than because it is wondrous dark
    Jonathan Swift
  • It was so much like having sex with the wind. It complicated things and blew away and softly separated and slid back around him. The wire was about pain too: it would always be there, jutting into his feet, the weight of the bar, the dryness of the throat, the throb of his arms, but the joy was losing the pain so that it no longer mattered. So too with his breathing. He wanted his breath to enter the wire so that he was nothing. This sense of losing himself. Every nerve. Every cuticle. He hit it on the towers. The logic became unfixed. It was the point where there was no time. The wind was blowing and his body could have experienced it years in advance.
    Colum McCann

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