Synonyms for ripeness

Grammar : Noun
Spell : rahyp
Phonetic Transcription : raɪp

Top 10 synonyms for ripeness Other synonyms for the word ripeness

Définition of ripeness

Origin :
  • Old English ripe "ready for reaping, fit for eating, mature," from West Germanic *ripijaz (cf. Old Saxon ripi, Middle Dutch ripe, Dutch rijp, Old High German rifi, German reif); related to Old English repan "to reap" (see reap). Meaning "ready for some action or effect" is from 1590s. Related: Ripely; ripeness.
  • As in maturity : noun adulthood, full growth
  • As in perfection : noun achievement, completeness
  • As in readiness : noun skill; eagerness
  • As in fruition : noun achievement, maturation
Example sentences :
  • I fear that the greenness of our argument will ludicrously contrast with the ripeness of our ages.
  • Extract from : « Laws » by Plato
  • The birds bide the time when a blush upon the fruit betrays its ripeness.
  • Extract from : « Little Masterpieces of Science: » by Various
  • This stage of ripeness is determined by means of a must-scale or saccharometer.
  • Extract from : « Manual of American Grape-Growing » by U. P. Hedrick
  • To her service he had dedicated the lees of his life and the ripeness of his knowledge.
  • Extract from : « The God of Love » by Justin Huntly McCarthy
  • Before the blade got fairly into them, they split of their own ripeness, with a delicious sound.
  • Extract from : « My Antonia » by Willa Cather
  • Midsummer warmth and ripeness brooded in the verdure of field and forest.
  • Extract from : « Moods » by Louisa May Alcott
  • He died at his home on the 26th of July, 1826, in the ripeness of years and of honors.
  • Extract from : « The Battle of New Orleans » by Zachary F. Smith
  • A ripeness and sweetness we have never before tasted, even in Oxford.
  • Extract from : « In to the Yukon » by William Seymour Edwards
  • The ripeness of the milk can also be determined by the use of the rennet test.
  • Extract from : « The Book of Cheese » by Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
  • There was ripeness in the very tones that put you in mind of the fruit itself.
  • Extract from : « Fashion and Famine » by Ann S. Stephens

Antonyms for ripeness

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