ugliness etymology

English word ugliness comes from English -ness, English ugly

Detailed word origin of ugliness

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.
ugly English (eng) (UK, informal, dated) A shade for the face, projecting from a bonnet.. (slang) An ugly person or thing.. (slang, uncountable) Ugliness. Displeasing to the ear or some other sense.. Displeasing to the eye; not aesthetically pleasing.. Ill-natured; crossgrained; quarrelsome.. Offensive to one's sensibilities or morality.. Unpleasant; disagreeable; likely to cause trouble or loss. (transitive, [...]
ugliness English (eng) An unsightly or frightful object. The condition of being ugly.

Words with the same origin as ugliness

Descendants of -ness
awareness cleanliness craziness darkness dizziness emptiness express fondness foolishness happiness highness illness kindness nothingness readiness selfishness shyness strength talent tenderness unhappiness weakness weirdness willingness
Descendants of ugly
uggo ugli uglies uglification uglify uglily uglisome