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Definition of -NESS

What does -NESS mean?

suffix

  1. Appended to adjectives to form nouns meaning "the state of (the adjective)", "the quality of (the adjective)", or "the measure of (the adjective)".
  2. 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.

Phrases with -NESS

  1. Busy-Ness

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Google previewRecycling 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 ...

Google previewFreedom, Progress, and Society (1986)

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 ...

Google previewNew and complete sailing directions for the east coasts of England and Scotland, from Flamborough Head to Cape Wrath; and for the Orkney & Shetland Islands (1818)

by John William Norie

mile westward from Elie, and Kingeraig-ness, N. W . one mile from Chapel-nett; Kingeraig-ness is a rocky point, and foul some distance off ; ...

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Quotes about -NESS

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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