-ness definition

  • suffix:
    • State; high quality; problem; level: brightness.
    • Appended to adjectives to make nouns indicating "the state of (the adjective)", "the standard of (the adjective)", or "the measure of (the adjective)".
    • Appended to terms of the rest of speech to create nouns (frequently nonce words or terms in philosophy) indicating the state/quality/measure of concept represented by these words.
  • others:
    • A suffix regularly develop abstract nouns expressive of quality or state.

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