Spooniness - definition of spooniness by The Free Dictionary
spoony (redirected from spooniness)
spoon·y also spoon·ey (spo͞o′nē)
1. Enamored in a silly or sentimental way.
2. Feebly sentimental; gushy.
spoony (ˈspuːnɪ) or
, spoonier or spooniest
foolishly or stupidly amorous
, pl spoonies
a fool or silly person, esp one in love
or spoon•ey (ˈspu ni)
adj. spoon•i•er, spoon•i•est. Informal.
1. sentimentally amorous.
2. foolish; silly.
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allows Stoddard to stand to one side of a plot focused on a pair of lovers without using the novel to affirm the normative form of love that even queers have trouble troubling these days.
In 1798, and with a spooniness
of which not many Victorians would ever consider him capable, Thomas Malthus celebrated love at its most pure as that culminating glory which "scarcely a man who has once experienced [it]" does not regard "as the sunny spot in his whole life, where his imagination loves to bask.