- 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.
- A suffix regularly develop abstract nouns expressive of quality or state.
Sentence for "-ness"
Synonym for "-ness"
Form for "-ness"