otherness

noun oth·er·ness \ ˈə-t͟hər-nəs \
|Updated on: 28 Jun 2018

Definition of otherness

1 : the quality or state of being other or different
2 : something that is other or different

Examples of otherness in a Sentence

  1. As an American growing up in Africa, I always felt a sense of otherness.

  2. the otherness of their small religious community

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First Known Use of otherness

1587

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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  • : the quality of being different or unusual


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