much·​ness | \ ˈməch-nəs How to pronounce muchness (audio) \

Definition of muchness

: the quality or state of being great in quantity, extent, or degree
much of a muchness
: very much the same

Examples of muchness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 The problem with the show is this intoxication with scale and muchness: Not all of Deep Blue Sea feels as gorgeously considered as its first half hour. Helen Shaw, Vulture, 29 Sep. 2021 All of it, too much, and Rye cried at the too-muchness of it. Mark Athitakis, Los Angeles Times, 27 Oct. 2020 Peter Martins’s staging of the classic is an exercise in too-muchness; Alexei Ratmansky’s premiere offers dancers and dancing in a fresh, oddball light. Robert Greskovic, WSJ, 18 Feb. 2020 Somehow, yet again, MacLean spins a tale of feminist magic and rage that pulses with historical detail and invites readers to embrace their muchness. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 23 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of muchness

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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28 Mar 2022

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“Muchness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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