tweeness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

twee +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

tweeness (usually uncountable, plural tweenesses)

  1. The quality or state of being twee.
    • 1985, Words (volume 1, page 6)
      And please, no more tweenesses such as 'authors of the female gender' and 'paintings by ladies' (Issue One). They make the teeth curl and one wonders what you imagine paintings by women to look like.
    • 2009 March 13, Christopher Petkanas, “Blade Runner”, in New York Times[1]:
      They became shorthand for English style, like Staffordshire spaniels minus the tweeness.

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