noun is·ness \ˈiznə̇s\

Definition of isness



  1. 1a :  the fact that a thing is at the very outset there is no isness to life — Yale Review b :  the quality or state of elemental or factual existence

  2. 2 :  the state of things as they are the economics of the soldier who accepts a rough equation between isness and oughtness — H. J. Laski —contrasted with oughtness

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Origin and Etymology of isness

1is + -ness

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capable of being understood in two ways

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