innocuousness


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innocuousness

noun
The state or quality of being insipid:
Informal: wishy-washiness.
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Our study contributes further evidence of the innocuousness of the short- and long-term administration of aqueous extract from H.
The two countries maintain radically different stances on the harmfulness or innocuousness of the spraying, as demonstrated by differing reports they have produced.
The mostly quiet and unspectacular invasion of illegal immigrants does not focus the attention of the nation the way open warfare does, but is all the more insidious for its stealth and innocuousness.
An incompetent president of the Commission has had his term renewed for another five years as a reward for his innocuousness.
1995) (noting the contextual nature of innocuousness, the differing
The intermittency of this "now and then," like the modern innovations in "A Rose for Emily" that happened not all at once but over the course of a generation, provides a cloak of innocuousness that covers over systemic cracks that are being aggravated beneath the surface of Jefferson's seeming timelessness.
On the one hand Achilles' infiltration of the female-only rites is depicted--in part--as an erotic stratagem from New Comedy, with Achilles cast as potentially rampant male lurking undiscovered among vulnerable virginal females, his transvestism accentuating rather than compromising his masculine sexual power by lending it the illusion of innocuousness.