being like paper
See Also: paperiness

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  • papery — pa per*y (p[=a] p[ e]r*[y^]), a. Like paper; having the thinness or consistency of paper. Gray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Papery — Excessive smoothness given to cotton fabrics with the aid of sizes in the finishing process …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • papery — [pā′pər ē] adj. thin, light, etc., like paper …   English World dictionary

  • papery — adjective Date: 1627 resembling paper in thinness or consistency < papery leaves > < papery silk > • paperiness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • papery — [[t]pe͟ɪpəri[/t]] ADJ Something that is papery is thin and dry like paper. Leave each garlic clove in its papery skin …   English dictionary

  • papery — adjective something such as skin or leaves that is papery is very dry and thin and a little stiff: the papery skin of her hands …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • papery — paperiness, n. /pay peuh ree/, adj. like paper; thin or flimsy: the papery petals of the narcissus. [1620 30; PAPER + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • papery — pa|per|y [ˈpeıpəri] adj something such as skin or leaves that is papery is very dry and thin and a little stiff …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • papery — pa|per|y [ peıpəri ] adjective thin and dry like paper: papery skin …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • papery — adjective papery leaves Syn: thin, paper thin, flimsy, delicate, insubstantial, light, lightweight …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • papery — UK [ˈpeɪpərɪ] / US adjective thin and dry like paper papery skin …   English dictionary

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