muchness

[muhch-nis]
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noun

Archaic. greatness, as in quantity, measure, or degree.

Nearby words

  1. much ado about nothing,
  2. much as,
  3. much less,
  4. much sought after,
  5. muchly,
  6. mucho,
  7. muci-,
  8. mucic,
  9. mucic acid,
  10. mucid

Idioms

    much of a muchness,
    1. much the same; very much alike.
    2. extravagance; excess.

Origin of muchness

First recorded in 1350–1400, muchness is from the Middle English word mochenesse. See much, -ness

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British Dictionary definitions for muchness

muchness

noun

archaic, or informal magnitude
much of a muchness British very similar
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Word Origin and History for muchness

muchness

n.

late 14c., from much + -ness. Earlier was Middle English muchelnesse (c.1200).

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