sameness


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same·ness

 (sām′nĭs)
n.
1. The quality or condition of being the same.
2. A lack of variety or change; monotony.

sameness

(ˈseɪmnɪs)
n
1. the state or quality of being the same
2. lack of change; monotony

same•ness

(ˈseɪm nɪs)

n.
1. the state or quality of being the same; identity; uniformity.
2. lack of variety; monotony.
[1575–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sameness - the quality of being alike; "sameness of purpose kept them together"
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
identicalness, indistinguishability, identity - exact sameness; "they shared an identity of interests"
similarity - the quality of being similar
equality - the quality of being the same in quantity or measure or value or status
difference - the quality of being unlike or dissimilar; "there are many differences between jazz and rock"
2.sameness - the quality of wearisome constancy, routine, and lack of varietysameness - the quality of wearisome constancy, routine, and lack of variety; "he had never grown accustomed to the monotony of his work"; "he was sick of the humdrum of his fellow prisoners"; "he hated the sameness of the food the college served"
unvariedness - characterized by an absence of variation

sameness

noun similarity, resemblance, uniformity, likeness, oneness, standardization, indistinguishability, identicalness He grew bored by the sameness of the speeches.

sameness

noun
1. The quality or condition of being exactly the same as something else:
2. The state of being equivalent:
3. A tiresome lack of variety:
Translations
stejnost

sameness

[ˈseɪmnɪs] N (= similarity) → igualdad f, identidad f; (= monotony) → monotonía f, uniformidad f

sameness

sameness

[ˈseɪmnɪs] n (monotony) → monotonia
References in classic literature ?
It is in the slow, changed life that follows; in the time when sorrow has become stale, and has no longer an emotive intensity that counteracts its pain; in the time when day follows day in dull, unexpectant sameness, and trial is a dreary routine,--it is then that despair threatens; it is then that the peremptory hunger of the soul is felt, and eye and ear are strained after some unlearned secret of our existence, which shall give to endurance the nature of satisfaction.
Meanwhile the indefiniteness remains, and the limits of variation are really much wider than any one would imagine from the sameness of women's coiffure and the favorite love-stories in prose and verse.
For sameness of incident soon produces satiety, and makes tragedies fail on the stage.
The palazzo suddenly seemed so obtrusively old and dirty, the spots on the curtains, the cracks in the floors, the broken plaster on the cornices became so disagreeably obvious, and the everlasting sameness of Golenishtchev, and the Italian professor and the German traveler became so wearisome, that they had to make some change.
A very pleasant routine, with perhaps a slight tinge of sameness.
It borrows a certain dignity of sameness from the majestic monotony of the sea.
From the summits of the swells, the eye became fatigued with the sameness and chilling dreariness of the landscape.
"I get tired of other girls--there is such a provoking and eternal sameness about them.
To him there was no romance in his gorgeous career, no deeds of daring, no thrills--nothing but a gray sameness and infinite boredom.
But I, who live in a small retired village in the country, can never find greater sameness in such a place as this than in my own home; for here are a variety of amusements, a variety of things to be seen and done all day long, which I can know nothing of there."
The boat moved on,--freighted with its weight of sorrow,--up the red, muddy, turbid current, through the abrupt tortuous windings of the Red river; and sad eyes gazed wearily on the steep red-clay banks, as they glided by in dreary sameness. At last the boat stopped at a small town, and Legree, with his party, disembarked.
The livelong day he sat in his loom, his ear filled with its monotony, his eyes bent close down on the slow growth of sameness in the brownish web, his muscles moving with such even repetition that their pause seemed almost as much a constraint as the holding of his breath.