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PUFFINESS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does puffiness mean? 

PUFFINESS (noun)
  The noun PUFFINESS has 2 senses:

1. abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
2. lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity

  Familiarity information: PUFFINESS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PUFFINESS (noun)


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Meaning:

Abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

puffiness; swelling; lump

Hypernyms ("puffiness" is a kind of...):

symptom ((medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease)

enlargement (the state of being enlarged)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "puffiness"):

spermatocele (a swelling on the epididymis or the testis; usually contains spermatozoa)

oscheocele; oscheocoele (swelling of the scrotum)

lymphogranuloma (swelling of a lymph node)

iridoncus (swelling of the iris of the eye)

intumescence; intumescency (swelling up with blood or other fluids (as with congestion))

haematocele; haematocoele; hematocele; hematocoele (swelling caused by blood collecting in a body cavity (especially a swelling of the membrane covering the testis))

dropsy; edema; hydrops; oedema (swelling from excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissue)

bunion (a painful swelling of the bursa of the first joint of the big toe)

bloat (swelling of the rumen or intestinal tract of domestic animals caused by excessive gas)

tumidity; tumidness (slight swelling of an organ or part)


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Meaning:

Lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

pretentiousness; ostentatiousness; pomposity; pompousness; splashiness; ostentation; puffiness; inflation

Hypernyms ("puffiness" is a kind of...):

inelegance (the quality of lacking refinement and good taste)


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