Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or condition of being less.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality or condition of being less; diminution; abatement; inferiority; insignificance; meanness.

Etymologies

less +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Sorry, dont. I know you don't like to. *snuffle*

    July 29, 2008

  • Oh great, *sniff* now I'm crying...

    July 24, 2008

  • That guy? He never comes around anymore. *sniff*

    July 24, 2008

  • I'd like to hear what uselessness has to say on this subject...

    July 19, 2008

  • The Age of Aquarius, for example, did not bring enlightenment, peace, and love, as we hoped, but professional anxieties and family duties spiced up with AIDS, McJobs, lessness, and biological warfare."

    --Robert B. Laughlin, A Different Universe (Reinventing Physics From The Bottom Down), p.205

    July 18, 2008

  • "Two decades of academic postmodernizing have trailed off into embarrassed silence. One of the show’s curators, Henriette Huldisch, writing in the catalogue, borrows a title of Samuel Beckett’s to characterize the Zeitgeist: “Lessness.�? Not less is more. Less is all—get with it. (Good old Beckett, the never-fail appliance for glamorizing malaise.)"
    - The New Yorker, "Lessness," by Peter Schjeldahl, March 17, 2008

    March 20, 2008