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muchness

[muhch-nis] /ˈmʌtʃ nɪs/
noun
1.
Archaic. greatness, as in quantity, measure, or degree.
Idioms
2.
much of a muchness,
  1. much the same; very much alike.
  2. extravagance; excess.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English mochenesse. See much, -ness
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  • They are much of a muchness, a muddy yellow in color.
  • But their campaign biographies are much of a muchness.
British Dictionary definitions for muchness

muchness

/ˈmʌtʃnɪs/
noun
1.
(archaic or informal) magnitude
2.
(Brit) much of a muchness, very similar
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Word Origin and History for muchness
n.

late 14c., from much + -ness. Earlier was Middle English muchelnesse (c.1200).

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