loucheness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

louche +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

loucheness (uncountable)

  1. The quality of being louche, shifty or disreputable.
    • 2007 July 24, Ben Brantley, “When Trust Is Lost, Only Disconnect”, in New York Times[1]:
      The macho loucheness of Mr. Stephens’s Jerry never disguised a needling, pose-thwarting insecurity.