A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (aridity)
a. dryness
La cosecha falló otro año seguido a causa de la sequedad de la tierra.The crops failed for a second year running because of the dryness of the land.
Esta crema hidratante ayuda a prevenir la sequedad de la piel.This moisturizer helps you prevent skin dryness.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
a. curtness
Lucy se molestó por la sequedad de la respuesta de su jefe.Lucy was upset by the curtness of her boss' reply.
b. brusqueness
La sequedad del saludo de Felipe, le indicó a Lucía que no era el momento apropiado para su propuesta.Lucia could tell from the brusqueness with which Felipe greeted her that this was not the best time to bring up her proposal.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (falta de humedad)
a. dryness
2. (antipatía)
a. abruptness, brusqueness
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1 (falta de humedad) dryness
2 (en contestación, carácter) curtness
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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