1. dryness

noun. ['ˈdraɪnəs'] the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water).


  • condition
  • xerophthalmus
  • xerophthalmia
  • xeroma
  • waterlessness
  • dehydration
  • thirstiness
  • conjunctivitis arida
  • sereness
  • status
  • xerostomia
  • drought
  • aridness
  • drouth
  • aridity
  • desiccation
  • xerotes


  • stigmatism
  • impurity
  • innocence
  • disorderliness

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Words that Rhyme with Dryness

  • aquinas
  • slyness
  • wryness
  • sinus
  • shyness
  • minus
  • linus
  • highness

Example sentences of the word dryness

1. Noun, singular or mass
A simple test of dryness is to sprinkle some water on a board.

2. Verb, base form
This chemical composition can be damaging to hair, leading to dryness and brittle hair shafts.

3. Adjective
Check for dryness each day by inserting a finger into the soil about two inches.

Quotes containing the word dryness

1. The only way God can strengthen his presence in our will is to weaken his presence in our feelings. Otherwise we would become spiritual cripples, unable to walk without emotional crutches. This is why he gives us dryness, sufferings, and failures.
- Peter Kreeft, Prayer for Beginners

2. dryness

noun. ['ˈdraɪnəs'] moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs.


  • sobriety
  • temperance


  • astigmatism
  • safety
  • improvement

3. dryness

noun. ['ˈdraɪnəs'] objectivity and detachment.


  • dispassion
  • emotionlessness
  • dispassionateness


  • abnormality
  • fullness
  • unsoundness
  • guilt