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Noun: dryness  drI-nus
  1. The condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
    - waterlessness, xerotes
  2. Moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs
    - sobriety
  3. Objectivity and detachment
    "her manner assumed a dispassion and dryness very unlike her usual tone";
    - dispassion, dispassionateness

Type of: condition, emotionlessness, moderation, status, temperance, unemotionality

Antonym: wetness

Encyclopedia: Dryness