thingly

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Etymology[edit]

From thing +‎ -ly.

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thingly (comparative more thingly, superlative most thingly)

  1. (philosophy, art, linguistics) Pertaining to the substance of a work, separate from what is conveyed; material, substantive.
    • 2009, Donald Preziosi, The art of art history: a critical anthology:
      All works have this thingly character.
  2. Actual; real.

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