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From Middle English fleshinesse, fleschynes, equivalent to fleshy +‎ -ness.


fleshiness (usually uncountable, plural fleshinesses)

  1. The state or characteristic of being fleshy.
    • 1850, Wilkie Collins, chapter 2, in Antonina:
      [T]he fleshiness of the chin, and the jovial redundancy of the cheeks, were, in their turn, utterly at variance with the character of the pale, noble forehead, and the expression of the quick, intelligent eyes.
    • 1862, Dickens, One Grand Tour Deserves Another[1]:
      The truth is, the Frenchman is rather inclined to fleshiness; yet the soup-meagre theory still prevails amongst the mass of Englishmen.