• IPA: /ɹɛpˈtɪli.ənnɪs/

reptilianness (uncountable)

  1. The quality of having reptile characteristics.
    • 1973, Sarah Lyddon Morrison, The Modern Witch's Spellbook, page 135 ↗
      And it wasn't just because he took her to the theater, the best movies, the most expensive restaurants (which reptile people always do to make up for their reptilianness).
    • 2000, James Blish, A Case of Conscience, page 148 ↗
      That the combination was perfectly capable of overriding any repugnance people might feel toward his additionally overwhelming reptilianness had already been demonstrated, in response to his first interview on 3-V.
    • 2005, William Fish, Philosophy of Perception: A Contemporary Introduction, page 25 ↗
      The first option would require that we are aware of properties such as clumsiness, reptilianness, and felineness by being aware of objects that actually possess those properties.
  • Spanish: reptilianidad

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