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picked +‎ -ness


pickedness (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) The state of being sharpened or pointed.
  2. (obsolete) fineness; spruceness; smartness
    Too much pickedness is not manly. — Ben Jonson.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for pickedness in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)