drippiness


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drip·py

 (drĭp′ē)
adj. drip·pi·er, drip·pi·est
1. Characterized by dripping; drizzly: a drippy, wet day.
2. Slang
a. Tiresome or annoying.
b. Mawkishly sentimental: a drippy love scene.

drip′pi·ly adv.
drip′pi·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drippiness - the physical property of being soft and drippy
physical property - any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions
2.drippiness - falsely emotional in a maudlin way
emotionalism, emotionality - emotional nature or quality
corn - something sentimental or trite; "that movie was pure corn"
schmaltz, schmalz, shmaltz - (Yiddish) excessive sentimentality in art or music
sentimentalism - a predilection for sentimentality
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Iago's wife Amelia, despite the drink problem she's ingeniously been given in this production, came across as the sharpest cookie in the box, perhaps in all of Shakespeare, while Desdemona was saved from drippiness by obvious passion - given a convincingly modern twist with a flash of light nudity when they cavorted on a Cyprus beach.
When warm moist air is breathed out and comes into contact with cold air, the moisture condenses into a liquid, which adds to the drippiness.
Temperatures reached the mid-90s Wednesday, though an evening kickoff should ease some of the heat concerns, and the humidity wasn't at a summer drippiness.