inhabitiveness

noun
in·​hab·​i·​tive·​ness | \ -bə̇tivnə̇s, -bə̇tiv- \
plural -es

Definition of inhabitiveness

: a propensity to remain permanently in the same place or residence you know my (what the phrenologists call) inhabitiveness— J. R. Lowell

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History and Etymology for inhabitiveness

inhabit + -ive + -ness

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“Inhabitiveness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inhabitiveness. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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