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in-ness

[ in-nis ]
/ ˈɪn nɪs /
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noun Informal.

the state or quality of being fashionable: the in-ness of his new wardrobe.
the state or quality of being part of a select or exclusive group: her in-ness with the literary crowd.

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Definition for in-ness (2 of 2)

Inness
[ in-is ]
/ ˈɪn ɪs /

noun

George, 1825–94, and his son George, 1854–1926, U.S. painters.
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