inhabitiveness

noun

in·​hab·​i·​tive·​ness
-bə̇tivnə̇s,
-bə̇tiv-
plural -es
: a propensity to remain permanently in the same place or residence
you know my (what the phrenologists call) inhabitivenessJ. R. Lowell

Word History

Etymology

inhabit + -ive + -ness

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“Inhabitiveness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inhabitiveness. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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