a noun denoting something immaterial and abstract, as rest, dread, or transportation.
a noun formed with a suffix that imparts such a meaning, as kindness.
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Question 1 of 7
What does “vacillate” mean?
Compare concrete noun.
Origin of abstract noun
First recorded in 1350–1400
Words nearby abstract noun
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British Dictionary definitions for abstract noun
a noun that refers to an abstract concept, as for example kindnessCompare concrete noun
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