vindictiveness etymology

English word vindictiveness comes from English -ness, English vindictive

Detailed word origin of vindictiveness

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.
vindictive English (eng) (obsolete) punitive. Having a tendency to seek revenge when wronged, vengeful.
vindictiveness English (eng) A malevolent desire for revenge.. The condition of being vindictive.

Words with the same origin as vindictiveness

Descendants of -ness
awareness cleanliness craziness darkness dizziness emptiness express fondness foolishness happiness highness illness kindness nothingness readiness selfishness shyness strength talent tenderness ugliness unhappiness weakness weirdness willingness