mightiness

noun

might·​i·​ness ˈmī-tē-nəs How to pronounce mightiness (audio)
: the quality or state of being mighty

Examples of mightiness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the past is invoked to stiffen the sinews of an epoch’s moods, bear out political imperatives, dominate the narratives of national heritage, and hold the center of middlebrow culture against all comers, mightiness and eminence become both end and means. William Hogeland, The New Republic, 25 Jan. 2021 In the last two years, Monty and Rose’s followers have found inspiration in their small-but-mightiness. Morgan Greene, chicagotribune.com, 26 Apr. 2021 This may reflect Mr Xi’s mightiness, or his weakness and insecurity. The Economist, 2 Nov. 2019 In our household, steak tartare is about the pure, unobscured flavor of the beef itself, that metallic, bloody, iron-rich mightiness. Gabrielle Hamilton, New York Times, 29 Dec. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mightiness was in the 14th century

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“Mightiness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mightiness. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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