muchness


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Related to muchness: much of a muchness

much·ness

 (mŭch′nĭs)
n.
Greatness of quantity, degree, or extent.

muchness

(ˈmʌtʃnɪs)
n
1. archaic or informal magnitude
2. much of a muchness Brit very similar

much•ness

(ˈmʌtʃ nɪs)

n.
greatness, as in quantity, measure, or degree.
Idioms:
much of a muchness,
a. much the same; very much alike.
b. extravagance; excess.
[1350–1400; Middle English mochenesse]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.muchness - greatness of quantity or measure or extent
magnitude - the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small); "they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion"; "about the magnitude of a small pea"
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
Translations

muchness

[ˈmʌtʃnɪs] N they're much of a muchnessson poco más o menos lo mismo

muchness

n (Brit inf) they’re much of a muchness (things) → das ist eins wie das andere; (people) → sie sind einer wie der andere

muchness

[ˈmʌtʃnɪs] n (fam) they're much of a muchnesssono più o meno uguali
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