characteristicness

noun

char·​ac·​ter·​is·​tic·​ness
plural -es
: the quality or state of being characteristic

Word History

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of characteristicness was in 1820

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“Characteristicness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/characteristicness. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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