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Definition of "sottishness" [sottishness]

  • The state or condition of being sottish. (noun)

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Use "sottishness" in a sentence
  • "And sometimes again, so that it be discreetly and moderately done, it shall not be amiss to make resistance, to take down such a saucy companion, no better means to vindicate himself to purchase final peace: for he that suffers himself to be ridden, or through pusillanimity or sottishness will let every man baffle him, shall be a common laughing stock to flout at."
  • "If the brain be hot, the animal spirits are hot; much madness follows, with violent actions: if cold, fatuity and sottishness, [1072] Capivaccius."
  • "How many groundless opinions and absurd institutions have not received a general sanction from the sottishness and intemperance of individuals!"