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homelessness

[ hohm-lis-nis ]
/ ˈhoʊm lɪs nɪs /
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noun
lack of permanent housing, especially this condition generally as a matter of public concern: The city partners with community groups to offer resources for youth experiencing homelessness or housing instability.
lack of a feeling of belonging; rootlessness or restlessness: He writes about a feeling of homelessness after immigration, when he felt neither firmly bound to his native culture nor fully adapted to the new one.
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Origin of homelessness

First recorded in 1810–20; homeless + -ness

usage note for homelessness

See homeless.
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