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affectedly dainty or refined

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Gleeson's character, Ken, decides to use his time for some historical sightseeing but Farrell's Ray is horrified at the city's medieval tweeness.
Ultimately, the likes of Glider and This Is Not What We've Become, are lightweight if enjoyable melodic romps - a sugary rush of blood to the head - and the sheer sweetness, or even tweeness, of it all does become quite overwhelming at times, but their songs have an earnest, uncomplicated feel which leaves a pleasant taste.
In other words, Gill doesn't like it because not only is it twee, but it is comfortable in its tweeness.
Specialising in close harmonised power pop with a twist, Astrid boast a malicious tweeness and immaculate pop constructions.
The tweeness that Larkin discerned in Auden's verse was always a temptation for Auden; it was a temptation he gave into more and more as the years went by.
The much vaunted quality of detailing is in fact rarely to be found: doorcases, railings and other fittings can all be found down to the same basic standard as on any other estate and to the tweeness of 'olde worlde' features the lunacy in the blind windows is testator.
It is simply that I do not share your sickening tweeness and sentimentality.
No way around the tweeness of that in an emptily playful follow-up to July's profound debut, Me And You And Everyone We Know.
Sounding a bit like American band Voxtrot it has none of the indiepop tweeness of Belle and Sebastian thanks to some fast playing guitar.
People crammed on to every square inch of grass with their carry--outs to hear rock 'n' roll from Mother And The Addicts and V-Twin, heartwarming tweeness from Camera Obscura and eclecticism from the James Orr Complex.
Bowie veers a bit close to the tweeness of his youth in parts, but Oh You Pretty Things, Quicksand and the quasi-mythological Bewlay Brothers are the best songs of his career.
Nice Guy doesn't take itself too seriously, but nor is it tainted by tweeness.
And while some might scoff at its tweeness, the viewer figures speak for themselves.