"dryness" in the noun sense
1. dryness, waterlessness, xerotes
the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
2. sobriety, dryness
moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs
3. dispassion, dispassionateness, dryness
objectivity and detachment
"her manner assumed a dispassion and dryness very unlike her usual tone"
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