ness

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noun \ˈnes\

Definition of ness

Examples of ness in a Sentence

  1. from atop the ness, there was a beautiful view of the coastline as it stretched for miles into the distance

  2. the little skiff rounded the tip of the ness

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Origin and Etymology of ness

Middle English nasse, from Old English næss; akin to Old English nasu nose — more at nose


-ness

noun suffix

Definition of -ness

  1. :  state :  condition :  quality :  degree goodness

Origin and Etymology of -ness

Middle English -nes, from Old English; akin to Old High German -nissa -ness


-NESS Defined for Kids

-ness

noun suffix \nəs\

Definition of -ness for Students

  1. :  state :  condition goodness sickness



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