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reptilian +‎ -ness


  • IPA(key): /ɹɛpˈtɪli.ənnɪs/
  • Hyphenation: rep‧til‧i‧an‧ness


reptilianness (uncountable)

  1. The quality of having reptile characteristics.
    • 1973, Sarah Lyddon Morrison, The Modern Witch's Spellbook, page 135
      And it wasn't just because he took her to the theater, the best movies, the most expensive restaurants (which reptile people always do to make up for their reptilianness).
    • 2000, James Blish, A Case of Conscience, page 148
      That the combination was perfectly capable of overriding any repugnance people might feel toward his additionally overwhelming reptilianness had already been demonstrated, in response to his first interview on 3-V.
    • 2005, William Fish, Philosophy of Perception: A Contemporary Introduction, page 25
      The first option would require that we are aware of properties such as clumsiness, reptilianness, and felineness by being aware of objects that actually possess those properties.