[ noo-nis, nyoo- ]
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  1. the fact or condition of having been only recently produced, purchased, discovered or learned about, etc.: If the brakes seem a little “grabby,” it may be due to the newness of the car—just over 1,500 miles on the odometer.

  2. the fact or quality of being unfamiliar or novel: It's a sweet song, speaking of the newness and excitement of falling in love for the first time.

  1. the fact or condition of being unaccustomed to or unfamiliar with something (often followed by to): Use your newness to the business as an excuse to bumble around, introduce yourself, and take people out to coffee.

  2. the fact or condition of being fresh or previously unused or untouched: Following the blizzard, the newness of the snow cover made the ravine a serene-looking place.

  3. the fact or quality of being different and better than before: For Christians, baptism symbolizes the death and burial of their old life and their resurrection to “walk in newness of life.”

Origin of newness

First recorded before 900; new + -ness

Other words from newness

  • un·new·ness, noun

Words Nearby newness Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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