second-handedness

noun
sec·​ond-hand·​ed·​ness
plural -es

Definition of second-handedness

: the quality or state of being secondhand : jejuneness actually to have read it all through must remove most second-handedness from one's mind— Cyril Connolly

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History and Etymology for second-handedness

secondhanded + -ness

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“Second-handedness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/second-handedness. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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