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Definition of -NESS
What does -NESS mean?
- Appended to adjectives to form nouns meaning "the state of (the adjective)", "the quality of (the adjective)", or "the measure of (the adjective)".
- synonym: -hood
- Appended to words of other parts of speech to form nouns (often nonce words or terms in philosophy) meaning the state/quality/measure of the idea represented by these words.
- synonym: -ship
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Recycling Reconsidered (2011)
The Present Failure and Future Promise of Environmental Action in the United States by Samantha MacBride
Busy-ness is a fulfilling sense of work and achievement that often brings positive side effects but fails to reach the central effect. If progress is a flowing stream, busy-ness is an eddy, moving vigorously but not forward. How and why busy- ness ...
Essays in Honour of Professor K. Satchidananda Murty by K. Satchidananda Murty, R. Balasubramanian, Sibajiban Bhattacharyya
Cow-ness is a simple property inhering in all and only cows. It is a simple, unanalysable, repeatable property which collects all and only cows into one class. But (cow-ness)- ness, although an abstract property of cowness, is itself not a single ...
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The different ness of races, moreover, is no evidence of superiority or of inferiority. This merely indicates that each race has certain gifts which the others do not possess. (Carter G. Woodson)
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