muchness

noun

much·​ness ˈməch-nəs How to pronounce muchness (audio)
: the quality or state of being great in quantity, extent, or degree
Phrases
much of a muchness
: very much the same

Examples of muchness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Because that’s really what this collection was (or seemed to be): not a major statement, but rather a cleansing interregnum after the overblown muchness of Mr. Michele’s tenure. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, 23 Sep. 2023 Even in fashion, too-muchness is a problem. Guy Trebay, New York Times, 24 Jan. 2023 Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert will go on to make all their movies together with the same nutty too-muchness. Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, 13 Mar. 2023 Some people find his muchness annoying and pretentious. David Brooks, The Atlantic, 31 Oct. 2022 Gobstopper-sized pearls, once a symbol of 1980s muchness, returned with a sense of fun. Laird Borrelli-Persson, Vogue, 21 Mar. 2022 The too-muchness of the metaverse makes everything seem cheaper. Kathryn Vanarendonk, Vulture, 29 Dec. 2021 On those terms, del Toro's Nightmare is both faithful to the spirit of the earlier film and enamored of its own 21st-century muchness. Jesse Hassenger, The Week, 16 Dec. 2021 The too-muchness of Nightmare Alley Lectures over laughs? Jesse Hassenger, The Week, 30 Dec. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Muchness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muchness. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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