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AdventuresomenessAdventuresome Ad*ven"ture*some, a.
Full of risk; adventurous; venturesome. --
Ad*ven"ture*some*ness, n. AEschynomene asperaSola So"la, n. [Native name.] (Bot.)
A leguminous plant ([AE]schynomene aspera) growing in moist
places in Southern India and the East Indies. Its pithlike
stem is used for making hats, swimming-jackets, etc. [Written
also solah, shola.] AEschynomene hispidaSensitive Sen"si*tive, a. [F. sensitif. See Sense.]
1. Having sense of feeling; possessing or exhibiting the
capacity of receiving impressions from external objects;
as, a sensitive soul.
2. Having quick and acute sensibility, either to the action
of external objects, or to impressions upon the mind and
feelings; highly susceptible; easily and acutely affected.
She was too sensitive to abuse and calumny.
(a) (Mech.) Having a capacity of being easily affected or
moved; as, a sensitive thermometer; sensitive scales.
(b) (Chem. & Photog.) Readily affected or changed by
certain appropriate agents; as, silver chloride or
bromide, when in contact with certain organic
substances, is extremely sensitive to actinic rays.
4. Serving to affect the sense; sensible. [R.]
A sensitive love of some sensitive objects.
5. Of or pertaining to sensation; depending on sensation; as,
sensitive motions; sensitive muscular motions excited by
irritation. --E. Darwin.
Sensitive fern (Bot.), an American fern (Onoclea
sensibilis), the leaves of which, when plucked, show a
slight tendency to fold together.
Sensitive flame (Physics), a gas flame so arranged that
under a suitable adjustment of pressure it is exceedingly
sensitive to sounds, being caused to roar, flare, or
become suddenly shortened or extinguished, by slight
sounds of the proper pitch.
Sensitive joint vetch (Bot.), an annual leguminous herb
([AE]schynomene hispida), with sensitive foliage.
Sensitive paper, paper prepared for photographic purpose by
being rendered sensitive to the effect of light.
Sensitive plant. (Bot.)
(a) A leguminous plant (Mimosa pudica, or M.
sensitiva, and other allied species), the leaves of
which close at the slightest touch.
(b) Any plant showing motions after irritation, as the
sensitive brier (Schrankia) of the Southern States,
two common American species of Cassia (C. nictitans,
and C. Cham[ae]crista), a kind of sorrel (Oxalis
Awesomeness Awe"some*ness, n.
The quality of being awesome.
BlithesomenessBlithesome Blithe"some (-s[u^]m), a.
Cheery; gay; merry.
The blithesome sounds of wassail gay. --Sir W.
-- Blithe"some*ly, adv. -- Blithe"some*ness, n. BurdensomenessBurdensome Bur"den*some, a.
Grievous to be borne; causing uneasiness or fatigue;
The debt immense of endless gratitude So burdensome.
Syn: Heavy; weighty; cumbersome; onerous; grievous;
oppressive; troublesome. -- Bur"den*some*ly, adv. --
Bur"den*some*ness, n. CumbersomenessCumbersome Cum"ber*some (k?m"b?r-s?m), a.
1. Burdensome or hindering, as a weight or drag;
embarrassing; vexatious; cumbrous.
To perform a cumbersome obedience. --Sir. P.
2. Not easily managed; as, a cumbersome contrivance or
He holds them in utter contempt, as lumbering,
cumbersome, circuitous. --I. Taylor.
-- Cum"ber*some*ly, adv. -- Cum"ber*some*ness,n. DelightsomenessDelightsome De*light"some, a.
Very pleasing; delightful. ``Delightsome vigor.' --Grew.
Ye shall be a delightsome land, . . . saith the Lord.
-- De*light"some*ly, adv. -- De*light"some*ness, n. FrolicsomenessFrolicsome Frol"ic*some, a.
Full of gayety and mirth; given to pranks; sportive.
Old England, who takes a frolicsome brain fever once
every two or three years, for the benefit of her
doctors. --Sir W.
-- Frol"ic*some*ly, adv. -- Frol"ic*some*ness, n. FulsomenessFulsome Ful"some, a. [Full, a. + -some.]
1. Full; abundant; plenteous; not shriveled. [Obs.]
His lean, pale, hoar, and withered corpse grew
fulsome, fair, and fresh. --Golding.
2. Offending or disgusting by overfullness, excess, or
grossness; cloying; gross; nauseous; esp., offensive from
excess of praise; as, fulsome flattery.
And lest the fulsome artifice should fail Themselves
will hide its coarseness with a veil. --Cowper.
3. Lustful; wanton; obscene; also, tending to obscenity.
[Obs.] ``Fulsome ewes.' --Shak. -- Ful"some*ly, adv. --
Ful"some*ness, n. --Dryden. GamesomenessGamesome Game"some, a.
Gay; sportive; playful; frolicsome; merry. --Shak.
Gladness of the gamesome crowd. --Byron.
-- Game"some*ly, adv. -- Game"some*ness, n. GladsomenessGladsome Glad"some, a.
1. Pleased; joyful; cheerful.
2. Causing joy, pleasure, or cheerfulness; having the
appearance of gayety; pleasing.
Of opening heaven they sung, and gladsome day.
-- Glad"some*ly, adv. -- Glad"some*ness, n.
Hours of perfect gladsomeness. --Wordsworth.
Handsomeness Hand"some*ness, n.
The quality of being handsome.
Handsomeness is the mere animal excellence, beauty the
mere imaginative. --Hare.
Humorsomeness Hu"mor*some*ness, n.
Quality of being humorsome.
Ill-omenedIll-omened Ill`-o"mened, a.
Having unlucky omens; inauspicious. See Note under Ill,
adv. IntermeddlesomenessIntermeddlesome In`ter*med"dle*some, a.
Inclined or disposed to intermeddle. --
In`ter*med"dle*some*ness, n. IrksomenessIrksome Irk"some, a.
1. Wearisome; tedious; disagreeable or troublesome by reason
of long continuance or repetition; as, irksome hours;
For not to irksome toil, but to delight, He made us.
2. Weary; vexed; uneasy. [Obs.]
Let us therefore learn not to be irksome when God
layeth his cross upon us. --Latimer.
Syn: Wearisome; tedious; tiresome; vexatious; burdensome.
Usage: Irksome, Wearisome, Tedious. These epithets
describe things which give pain or disgust. Irksome is
applied to something which disgusts by its nature or
quality; as, an irksome task. Wearisome denotes that
which wearies or wears us out by severe labor; as,
wearisome employment. Tedious is applied to something
which tires us out by the length of time occupied in
its performance; as, a tedious speech.
Wearisome nights are appointed to me. --Job vii.
Pity only on fresh objects stays, But with the
tedious sight of woes decays. --Dryden.
-- Irk"some*ly, adv. -- Irk"some*ness, n. LifesomenessLifesome Life"some (-s[u^]m), a.
Animated; sprightly. [Poetic] --Coleridge. --
Life"some*ness, n. LightsomenessLightsome Light"some (l[imac]t"s[u^]m), a.
1. Having light; lighted; not dark or gloomy; bright.
White walls make rooms more lightsome than black.
2. Gay; airy; cheering; exhilarating.
That lightsome affection of joy. --Hooker.
-- Light"some*ly, adv. -- Light"some*ness, n.
Happiness may walk soberly in dark attire, as well
as dance lightsomely in a gala dress. --Hawthorne. LissomenessLissom Lis"som, Lissome Lis"some (l[i^]s"s[u^]m), a. [For
1. Limber; supple; flexible; lithe; lithesome.
Straight, but as lissome as a hazel wand.
2. Light; nimble; active. --Halliwell. -- Lis"some*ness, n. LithesomenessLithesome Lithe"some, a. [See Lithe, a., and cf. Lissom.]
Pliant; limber; flexible; supple; nimble; lissom. --
Lithe"some*ness, n. LoathsomenessLoathsome Loath"some, a.
Fitted to cause loathing; exciting disgust; disgusting.
The most loathsome and deadly forms of infection.
-- Loath"some*ly. adv. -- Loath"some*ness, n. LonesomenessLonesome Lone"some, a. [Compar. Lonesomer; superl.
1. Secluded from society; not frequented by human beings;
Like one that on a lonesome road Doth walk in fear
and dread. --Coleridge.
2. Conscious of, and somewhat depressed by, solitude; as, to
feel lonesome. -- Lone"some*ly, adv. --
Lone"some*ness, n. LongsomenessLongsome Long"somea. [AS. langsum.]
Extended in length; tiresome. [Obs.] --Bp. Hall. --Prior. --
Long"some*ness, n. [Obs.] --Fuller. MeddlesomenessMeddlesome Med"dle*some, a.
Given to meddling; apt to interpose in the affairs of others;
officiously intrusive. -- Med"dle*some*ness, n.
Melpomene Mel*pom"e*ne, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, lit., the
songstress, fr. ?, ?, to sing.]
1. (Class. Myth.) The Muse of tragedy.
2. (Astron.) The eighteenth asteroid.
MettlesomenessMettlesome Met"tle*some, a.
Full of spirit; possessing constitutional ardor; fiery; as, a
mettlesome horse. -- Met"tle*some*ly, adv. --
Met"tle*some*ness, n. MirksomenessMirksome Mirk"some, a.
Dark; gloomy; murky. [Archaic] --Spenser. --
Mirk"some*ness, n. [Archaic] NoisomenessNoisome Noi"some, a. [For noysome, fr. noy for annoy. See
1. Noxious to health; hurtful; mischievous; unwholesome;
insalubrious; destructive; as, noisome effluvia. ``Noisome
pestilence.' --Ps. xci. 3.
2. Offensive to the smell or other senses; disgusting; fetid.
``Foul breath is noisome.' --Shak. -- Noi"some*ly, adv.
-- Noi"some*ness, n.
Syn: Noxious; unwholesome; insalubrious; mischievous;
Usage: Noisome, Noxious. These words have to a great
extent been interchanged; but there is a tendency to
make a distinction between them, applying noxious to
things that inflict evil directly; as, a noxious
plant, noxious practices, etc., and noisome to things
that operate with a remoter influence; as, noisome
vapors, a noisome pestilence, etc. Noisome has the
additional sense of disqusting. A garden may be free
from noxious weeds or animals; but, if recently
covered with manure, it may be filled with a noisome
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