Definition of Rankness

1. Noun. The property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth. "Weeds lovely in their rankness"

Exact synonyms: Fertility, Prolificacy, Richness
Generic synonyms: Fecundity, Fruitfulness
Derivative terms: Fertile, Rank, Rank, Rich, Rich, Rich



2. Noun. The attribute of having a strong offensive smell.
Exact synonyms: Fetidness, Foulness, Malodorousness, Stinkiness
Generic synonyms: Aroma, Odor, Odour, Olfactory Property, Scent, Smell
Specialized synonyms: B.o., Body Odor, Body Odour
Derivative terms: Fetid, Foul, Malodorous, Rank, Stinky

Definition of Rankness

1. n. The condition or quality of being rank.

Definition of Rankness

1. Noun. The property of being rank, of having a repulsive odor, of being stinky, foul or malodorous. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rankness

1. the state of being rank [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rankness

ranking
ranking(a)
rankings
rankinite
rankish
rankism
rankisms
rankle
rankled
ranklement
rankles
rankless
rankling
ranklingly
rankly
rankness (current term)
ranknesses
ranks
rankshift
rankshifted
rankshifting
rankshifts
rann
rannels
rannies
ranns
ranny
ranolazine
ranpike

Literary usage of Rankness

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1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1846)
"... art exactly at that point of perfection at which nothing on earth is permitted to stop —after the bud, and before the rankness—the flower just blown. ..."

2. Incidents of Travel in Yucatan by John Lloyd Stephens (1843)
"The sketch opposite will give some idea of the manner in which the rankness of tropical vegetation is hurrying to destruction these interesting remains. ..."

3. Incidents of Travel in Yucatan by John Lloyd Stephens (1848)
"The sketch opposite will give some idea of the manner in which the rankness of tropical vegetation is hurrying to destruction these interesting remains. ..."

4. Incidents of Travel in Yucatan by John Lloyd Stephens (1848)
"The sketch opposite will give some idea of the manner in which the rankness of tropical vegetation is hurrying to destruction these interesting remains. ..."

5. A Practical Treatise on the Law of Tithes by John Mirehouse (1822)
"On the other hand Baron Wood, differing in toto from the above decision, said, that rankness was merely a species of evidence to negative the probability of ..."

6. Therapeutic Gazette (1886)
"... to the formation of all kinds of straggling growths, to the production of weeds, and to general rankness. So, it seems to us, it is in therapeutics. ..."

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