craziness etymology

English word craziness comes from English -ness, English crazy

Detailed word origin of craziness

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ness English (eng) Appended to adjectives to form nouns meaning "the state of being(the adjective)", "the quality of being(the adjective)", or "the measure of being(the adjective)".. Appended to words of other parts of speech to form nouns (often nonce words or terms in philosophy) meaning the state/quality/measure of the idea represented by these words.
crazy English (eng) (informal) Unexpected; surprising.. Characterized by weakness or feebleness; decrepit; broken; falling to decay; shaky; unsafe.. In love; experiencing romantic feelings.. Insane; lunatic; demented.. Out of control.. Overly excited or enthusiastic. (slang, uncountable) Eccentric behaviour; lunacy.. An insane or eccentric person; a crackpot. (slang) Very, extremely.
craziness English (eng) (archaic, uncountable) The state of being broken down or weakened. (countable) The result or product of being crazy.. (uncountable) The state of being crazy; madness; derangement.

Words with the same origin as craziness

Descendants of -ness
dizziness express expression selfishness seriousness strength strengthen strengths talent talented unhappiness