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2 definitions found
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Rawness \Raw"ness\, n.
The quality or state of being raw.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a chilly dampness; "the rawness of the midnight air"
2: the state of being crude and incomplete and imperfect; "the
study was criticized for incompleteness of data but it
stimulated further research"; "the rawness of his diary made
it unpublishable" [syn: incompleteness, rawness] [ant:
3: a pain that is felt (as when the area is touched); "the best
results are generally obtained by inserting the needle into
the point of maximum tenderness"; "after taking a cold,
rawness of the larynx and trachea come on" [syn:
tenderness, soreness, rawness]
4: lack of experience and the knowledge and understanding
derived from experience; "procedural inexperience created
difficulties"; "their poor behavior was due to the rawness of
the troops" [syn: inexperience, rawness] [ant:
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