fruit´i|ness

fruit´i|ness
fruit|y «FROO tee», adjective, fruit|i|er, fruit|i|est.
1. tasting or smelling like fruit: »

the rich fruity odor of jam.

2. (of wine) having the taste of the grape: »

The Madeira…is a trifle too fruity for my taste (F. H. Smith).

3. Informal, Figurative. full of rich or strong quality; highly interesting, attractive, or suggestive: »

His description was fruity but embarrassing.

4. Informal, Figurative. excessively or cloyingly sentimental.
fruit´i|ly, adverb.
fruit´i|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • fruit´less|ness — fruit|less «FROOT lihs», adjective. 1. having no results; useless; unsuccessful: »Our search was fruitless; we could not find the lost book. SYNONYM(S): abortive, futile, vain, ineffectual, unprofitable, empty, idle. 2. producing no fruit; barren …   Useful english dictionary

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  • fruit´ful|ly — fruit|ful «FROOT fuhl», adjective. 1. producing much fruit; bearing plenty fruit. 2. Figurative. producing much of anything; prolific: »a fruitful mind. SYNONYM(S): productive, fertile. 3. Figurative. having good results; bringing benefit or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fruit|ful — «FROOT fuhl», adjective. 1. producing much fruit; bearing plenty fruit. 2. Figurative. producing much of anything; prolific: »a fruitful mind. SYNONYM(S): productive, fertile. 3. Figurative. having good results; bringing benefit or profit: »a… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • fruit´less|ly — fruit|less «FROOT lihs», adjective. 1. having no results; useless; unsuccessful: »Our search was fruitless; we could not find the lost book. SYNONYM(S): abortive, futile, vain, ineffectual, unprofitable, empty, idle. 2. producing no fruit; barren …   Useful english dictionary

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