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suchness

[ suhch-nis ]

noun

  1. a fundamental, intrinsic, or characteristic quality or condition:

    seraphic indifference to the suchness of his surroundings.

  2. Buddhism. Tathata.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of suchness1

before 1000; Old English swilcnesse (not recorded in ME); such, -ness

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Example Sentences

However, how do four of these genera complete being, without nevertheless constituting the suchness (or, quality) of being?

The suchness of being implies a previously existing being and quiddity.

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