braininess

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

brainy +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

braininess (uncountable)

  1. The characteristic of being brainy.
    • 1934, George Orwell, chapter 7, in Burmese Days[1]:
      [] any excess of intellect—'braininess' was her word for it—tended to belong, in her eyes, to the 'beastly'.

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