weirdness etymology

English word weirdness comes from English -ness, English weird

Detailed word origin of weirdness

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.
weird English (eng) (archaic) Connected with fate or destiny; able to influence fate.. (archaic) Having supernatural or preternatural power.. (archaic) Of or pertaining to the Fates.. (archaic) Of or pertaining to witches or witchcraft; supernatural; unearthly; suggestive of witches, witchcraft, or unearthliness; wild; uncanny.. Deviating from the normal; bizarre.. Having an unusually strange character or [...]
weirdness English (eng) (countable) The result or product of being weird.. (uncountable) The state or quality of being weird.

Words with the same origin as weirdness

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 willingness
Descendants of weird