dottiness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dotty +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

dottiness (usually uncountable, plural dottinesses)

  1. The state or quality of being dotty, mildly insane or preoccupied
    • 2009 May 17, Charles Mcgrath, “Her Magic Act: Transforming Herself Nightly”, in New York Times[1]:
      She needs to be simultaneously preposterous and entirely serious, and Angela Lansbury, in her Tony-nominated performance in the current revival at the Shubert Theater, is a whirlwind of dottiness with a ramrod spine of practicality.

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