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Definition of "archness" []

  • The state of being arch; cleverness. (noun)

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Use "archness" in a sentence
  • "While a certain archness is built into any new analog electrpop, We Are Wolves makes it not just a joke, but a good sweaty joke."
  • "Byrne and Slim clearly see Marcos and Cumpas as more than just camp figures, but there's a certain archness to Here Lies Love that keeps us from really caring about their strange, sad story. —"
  • "She was dressed with great simplicity, in plain frock, apron, and white cap, to represent a fair young Quakeress, and she sung a song about her lover with much "archness" -- a delightful quality in woman."