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muchness

[ muhch-nis ]

noun

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


muchness

/ ˈmʌtʃnɪs /

noun

  1. archaic.
    magnitude
  2. much of a muchness
    very similar


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Word History and Origins

Origin of muchness1

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

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

I told them that it was on account of the muchness that I declined.

His corduroy velvet coat and his skin are much of a muchness.

These millionaires is much of a muchness, sir, 'ere to-day, gone to-morrer.

Not that Im such a muchness, but it would sort of break up the combination if I had to leave suddenly.

It was acknowledged that ten was his time; but, as he argued with himself, ten and eleven were pretty much of a muchness.

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Definitions and idiom definitions from Dictionary.com Unabridged, based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

Idioms from The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

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