ness: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (nes), [key]
— n.
  1. a headland; promontory; cape.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a native English suffix attached to adjectives and participles, forming abstract nouns denoting quality and state (and often, by extension, something exemplifying a quality or state): darkness; goodness; kindness; obligingness; preparedness.
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