ness

noun
\ ˈnes How to pronounce ness (audio) \

Definition of ness

 (Entry 1 of 2)

-ness

noun suffix

Definition of -ness (Entry 2 of 2)

: state : condition : quality : degree goodness

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Synonyms for ness

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of ness in a Sentence

Noun from atop the ness, there was a beautiful view of the coastline as it stretched for miles into the distance the little skiff rounded the tip of the ness

First Known Use of ness

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ness

Noun

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

Noun suffix

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

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The first known use of ness was before the 12th century

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“Ness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ness. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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-ness

noun suffix
\ nəs \

Kids Definition of -ness

: state : condition goodness sickness

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