What does the word ness mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A suffix added to adjectives and participles to form nouns expressing quality.

Usage examples for ness

  1. The most urgent need, no, doubt, is the establishment of a municipal art gallery in the civic center, the only ideal place for it, where the workingman from the Mission and the merchant from west of Van Ness avenue will find it equally convenient of access. – The Art of the Exposition by Eugen Neuhaus
  2. Perhaps if I'd refused to do what he wanted, all his hidden Dragon- ness would have rushed to the surface; but as I was quite meek, he behaved more like an angel than a dragon. – Set in Silver by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  3. If man's sleep be deep and dreamless, for several hours he is able to transfer his consciousness, or sense of I- ness, to the causal body; such sleep is revivifying. – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda