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Definition of "whiteness" []

  • Having no hue due to the reflection of all or almost all incident light (adjective)
  • (of light, such as sunlight) consisting of all the colours of the spectrum or produced by certain mixtures of three additive primary colours, such as red, green, and blue (adjective)
  • Comparatively white or whitish-grey in colour or having parts of this colour (adjective)
  • (of an animal) having pale-coloured or white skin, fur, or feathers (adjective)
  • Bloodless or pale, as from pain, emotion, etc (adjective)
  • (of hair, a beard, etc) silvery or grey, usually from age (adjective)
  • Benevolent or without malicious intent (adjective)
  • Colourless or transparent (adjective)
  • Capped with or accompanied by snow (adjective)
  • Counterrevolutionary, very conservative, or royalist (adjective)
  • Blank, as an unprinted area of a page (adjective)
  • (of wine) made from pale grapes or from black grapes separated from their skins (adjective)
  • (of coffee or tea) with milk or cream (adjective)
  • (of bread) made with white flour (adjective)
  • Having or characterized by a continuous distribution of energy, wavelength, or frequency (adjective)
  • Honourable or generous (adjective)
  • (of armour) made completely of iron or steel (esp in the phrase white harness) (adjective)
  • Morally unblemished (adjective)
  • (of times, seasons, etc) auspicious; favourable (adjective)
  • Having a fair complexion; blond (adjective)
  • A white colour (noun)
  • The condition or quality of being white; whiteness (noun)
  • The white or lightly coloured part or area of something (noun)
  • The white part (sclera) of the eyeball (noun)
  • Any of various butterflies of the family Pieridae (noun)
  • A white or light-coloured piece or square (noun)
  • The player playing with such pieces (noun)
  • Anything that has or is characterized by a white colour, such as a white paint or pigment, a white cloth, a white ball in billiards (noun)
  • An unprinted area of a page (noun)
  • The outer ring of the target, having the lowest score (noun)
  • A shot or arrow hitting this ring (noun)
  • Fairness of complexion (noun)
  • To create or leave white spaces in (printed or other matter) (verb)
  • To make or become white (verb)
  • The state of being white. (noun)

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Use "whiteness" in a sentence
  • "But the philosopher who asks whether the Taj has “whiteness” as a constituent and the philosopher who supposes that the Taj does have this property-constituent and asks, “What is the nature of this relation ˜constituent of™ that ˜whiteness™ bears to the Taj?” are asking questions about its ontological structure.)"
  • "The term whiteness studies is misleading because what we're actually trying to do is eliminate racial categories in America, but we have to study the history of racial categories to understand racism."
  • "On the other hand, though you suppress the term whiteness, you do not suppress some white thing, [25] though, of course, if the particular whiteness inhere as an accident in the thing, the thing disappears as soon as you suppress the accidental quality whiteness."