Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being national.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being national; nationality.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality or state of being national.

Etymologies

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national +‎ -ness

Examples

  • There is one thing in England that is free, that is spontaneous, that reminds me of the blitheness and nationalness of the Continent; -- but there is nothing French about it, it is wholly and essentially English, and in its communal enjoyment and its spontaneity it is a survival of Elizabethan

    Confessions of a Young Man

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