drossiness

n. worthlessness; being of base metal

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Drossiness — Drossy Dross y, a. [Compar. {Drossier}; superl. {Drossiest}.] Of, pertaining to, resembling, dross; full of dross; impure; worthless. Drossy gold. Dryden. Drossy rhymes. Donne. {Dross i*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drossiness — drossˈiness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑dross …   Useful english dictionary

  • drossy — drossiness, n. /draw see, dros ee/, adj., drossier, drossiest. 1. containing dross. 2. resembling dross; worthless. [1400 50; late ME; see DROSS, Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Uncleanness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Uncleanness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 uncleanness uncleanness &c.???adj. Sgm: N 1 impurity impurity Sgm: N 1 immundity immundity immundicity Sgm: N 1 impurity impurity &c.???of mind ???>961 …   English dictionary for students

  • dross — /drɒs / (say dros) noun 1. a waste product taken off molten metal during smelting, essentially metallic in character. 2. waste matter; refuse: *Behind the bar stood a giant screen composed of large pearl shells from which all the dross had been… …   Australian English dictionary

  • dross — [drôs, dräs] n. [ME & OE dros, dregs, akin to dærst & ON dregg, DREGS] 1. a scum formed on the surface of molten metal 2. waste matter; worthless stuff; rubbish drossiness n. drossy adj. drossier, drossiest …   English World dictionary

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