much·​ness | \ˈməch-nəs \

Definition of muchness 

: the quality or state of being great in quantity, extent, or degree

much of a muchness

: very much the same

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This is tied to the larger issue of overstuffing that dogs Ojai, and will be Mr. Smith’s responsibility to solve: While there’s joy in the festival’s too-muchness, the music would be better served by judicious pruning. Zachary Woolfe, New York Times, "A Quirky Violinist and a Festival to Match," 11 June 2018 Too-muchness is an aesthetic principle in this sci-fi spectacle, based on a French comic-book series launched in the 1960s, and that’s part of the eye-numbing fun. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ Review: For Our Eyes Only," 20 July 2017

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First Known Use of muchness

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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