unwashedness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

unwashed +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

unwashedness (uncountable)

  1. The property of being unwashed.
    • 1999, J. M. Coetzee, Disgrace, New York: Viking, Chapter Fifteen, p. 125,[1]
      Now that he is close to her, a faint smell of staleness, unwashedness, reaches him.