Nouns with the suffix "-ness" (1,000)

This morpheme tends to mean "condition or state of". Some of the most representative words that include it are: happiness, peacefulness, fairness. It's typically applied to nouns.

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  • business
  • awareness
  • illness
  • darkness
  • consciousness
  • effectiveness
  • witness
  • weakness
  • happiness
  • fitness
  • goodness
  • sickness
  • willingness
  • madness
  • sadness
  • thickness
  • fairness
  • kindness
  • bitterness
  • wilderness
  • readiness
  • loneliness
  • competitiveness
  • seriousness
  • usefulness
  • openness
  • forgiveness
  • richness
  • brightness
  • reasonableness
  • tenderness
  • blackness
  • stillness
  • homelessness
  • harness
  • closeness
  • unhappiness
  • nervousness
  • hardness
  • emptiness
  • sweetness
  • cleanliness
  • blindness
  • sharpness
  • greatness
  • tiredness
  • unwillingness
  • attractiveness
  • highness
  • softness
  • likeness
  • baroness
  • uniqueness
  • fullness
  • politeness
  • stiffness
  • helplessness
  • appropriateness
  • eagerness
  • coldness
  • friendliness
  • ness
  • freshness
  • gentleness
  • selfishness
  • distinctiveness
  • completeness
  • lightness
  • correctness
  • remoteness
  • shyness
  • righteousness
  • toughness
  • carelessness
  • holiness
  • governess
  • deafness
  • assertiveness
  • hopelessness
  • responsiveness
  • weariness
  • wickedness
  • recklessness
  • fondness
  • drunkenness
  • slowness
  • whiteness
  • firmness
  • idleness
  • unfairness
  • self-consciousness
  • indebtedness
  • smoothness
  • harshness
  • powerlessness
  • restlessness
  • strangeness
  • coolness
  • nakedness
  • vagueness
  • wholeness
  • quietness
  • directness
  • ugliness
  • dryness
  • tightness
  • dampness
  • cheerfulness
  • thoroughness
  • frankness
  • self-awareness
  • ruthlessness
  • nearness
  • eyewitness
  • preparedness
  • laziness
  • rightness
  • narrowness
  • permissiveness
  • rudeness
  • cleverness
  • unconsciousness
  • redness
  • boldness
  • dizziness
  • showbusiness
  • awkwardness
  • numbness
  • soundness
  • nothingness
  • unpleasantness
  • cost-effectiveness
  • suppleness
  • uneasiness
  • alertness
  • inventiveness
  • lawlessness
  • backwardness
  • foolishness
  • roughness
  • otherness
  • calmness
  • vastness
  • heaviness
  • ineffectiveness
  • lateness
  • eye-witness
  • togetherness
  • aggressiveness
  • neatness
  • suddenness
  • stubbornness
  • cheapness
  • ordinariness
  • wetness
  • explicitness
  • sameness
  • naturalness
  • wildness
  • thinness
  • stickiness
  • marchioness
  • forgetfulness
  • robustness
  • maleness
  • meanness
  • oneness
  • dullness
  • wariness
  • handedness
  • drowsiness
  • nastiness
  • unreasonableness
  • separateness
  • newness
  • smallness
  • faithfulness
  • shortness
  • loudness
  • greyness
  • cohesiveness
  • homesickness
  • expressiveness
  • comprehensiveness
  • tidiness
  • soreness
  • wakefulness
  • dimness
  • randomness
  • casualness
  • spaciousness
  • representativeness
  • meaningfulness
  • flatness
  • arbitrariness
  • aloofness
  • liveliness
  • airworthiness
  • prettiness
  • lioness
  • shrewdness
  • creditworthiness
  • fineness
  • baldness
  • bleakness
  • earnestness
  • playfulness
  • sinfulness
  • semi-darkness
  • self-righteousness
  • silliness
  • breathlessness
  • smugness
  • cosiness
  • oddness
  • resourcefulness
  • possessiveness
  • single-mindedness
  • greenness
  • exclusiveness
  • clumsiness
  • relatedness
  • deaconess
  • loveliness
  • blankness
  • decisiveness
  • thoughtfulness
  • incompleteness
  • defensiveness
  • bluntness
  • unevenness
  • orderliness
  • neighbourliness
  • niceness
  • persuasiveness
  • femaleness
  • inappropriateness
  • sheerness
  • vividness
  • genuineness
  • truthfulness
  • blueness
  • awfulness
  • destructiveness
  • swiftness
  • roundness
  • watchfulness
  • pettiness
  • wretchedness
  • uselessness
  • gladness
  • timeliness
  • fierceness
  • foulness
  • agribusiness
  • hollowness
  • blandness
  • timelessness
  • lameness
  • coarseness
  • compactness
  • quickness
  • worthlessness
  • vindictiveness
  • literariness
  • childishness
  • childlessness
  • keenness
  • plainness
  • abruptness
  • barrenness
  • slackness
  • protectiveness
  • godliness
  • steadiness
  • naughtiness
  • ripeness
  • hoarseness
  • pretentiousness
  • worthiness
  • busyness
  • callousness
  • unfaithfulness
  • badness
  • craziness
  • youthfulness
  • manliness
  • steadfastness
  • sureness
  • sleepiness
  • untidiness
  • grimness
  • viciousness
  • shallowness
  • steepness
  • crispness
  • hardiness
  • short-sightedness
  • unsteadiness
  • kindliness
  • patroness
  • attentiveness
  • fastidiousness
  • unfitness
  • helpfulness
  • distinctness
  • slimness
  • mildness
  • covetousness
  • paleness
  • fatness
  • wistfulness
  • peacefulness
  • wrongness
  • weirdness
  • feebleness
  • seasickness
  • starkness
  • meaninglessness
  • unexpectedness
  • sloppiness
  • worldliness
  • pointlessness
  • sleeplessness
  • sourness
  • brittleness
  • pervasiveness
  • thoughtlessness
  • lawfulness
  • shabbiness
  • aloneness
  • fastness
  • falseness
  • wilfulness
  • plumpness
  • exactness
  • weightlessness
  • grossness
  • pleasantness
  • fruitfulness
  • meekness
  • indecisiveness
  • thankfulness
  • astuteness
  • evenness
  • impulsiveness
  • deadness
  • rawness
  • graciousness
  • deviousness
  • giddiness
  • connectedness
  • looseness
  • brashness
  • sacredness
  • dreariness
  • coyness
  • sluggishness
  • stuffiness
  • drabness
  • strictness
  • obviousness
  • trustworthiness
  • unworthiness
  • definiteness
  • clearness
  • classlessness
  • riskiness
  • mindedness
  • forcefulness
  • bloody-mindedness
  • singleness
  • chilliness
  • sexiness
  • skewness
  • smartness
  • faintness
  • deerness
  • receptiveness
  • deftness
  • promptness
  • aimlessness
  • wholesomeness
  • edginess
  • waywardness
  • inwardness
  • unselfishness
  • progressiveness
  • beastliness
  • precariousness
  • rashness
  • selflessness
  • knowingness
  • humanness
  • acquisitiveness
  • squeamishness
  • fearlessness
  • evasiveness
  • unawareness
  • submissiveness
  • suggestiveness
  • rebelliousness
  • fickleness
  • licentiousness
  • tenseness
  • queasiness
  • foreignness
  • slenderness
  • patchiness
  • cleanness
  • carefulness
  • hotness
  • outspokenness
  • staleness
  • givenness
  • markedness
  • briskness
  • cloudiness
  • inquisitiveness
  • heartiness
  • dangerousness
  • unsoundness
  • vileness
  • handsomeness
  • fussiness
  • snobbishness
  • ruggedness
  • incisiveness
  • dirtiness
  • concreteness
  • sternness
  • interconnectedness
  • straightforwardness
  • straightness
  • cautiousness
  • fruitiness
  • lavishness
  • rottenness
  • secretiveness
  • tardiness
  • doggedness
  • saintliness
  • earthiness
  • crudeness
  • cockiness
  • unpreparedness
  • furtiveness
  • conscientiousness
  • tautness
  • purposefulness
  • narrow-mindedness
  • rowdiness
  • bitchiness
  • fuzziness
  • divisiveness
  • aptness
  • faithlessness
  • joblessness
  • bossiness
  • fearfulness
  • voluntariness
  • crassness
  • voluptuousness
  • wastefulness
  • messiness
  • creativeness
  • tameness
  • obtuseness
  • conciseness
  • wellness
  • acuteness
  • hopefulness
  • statelessness
  • lushness
  • iciness
  • uncleanness
  • formlessness
  • absent-mindedness
  • interrelatedness
  • discreteness
  • elusiveness
  • wantonness
  • proneness
  • forthrightness
  • lifelessness
  • restiveness
  • perceptiveness
  • even-handedness
  • easiness
  • waterproofness
  • adroitness
  • listlessness
  • apartness
  • tallness
  • triteness
  • costliness
  • fecklessness
  • uprightness
  • temporariness
  • oiliness
  • saltiness
  • unattractiveness
  • overindebtedness
  • silkiness
  • amateurishness
  • tactlessness
  • primitiveness
  • expansiveness
  • reflectiveness
  • light-headedness
  • leanness
  • broadness
  • dumbness
  • blessedness
  • abrasiveness
  • springiness
  • stylishness
  • intrusiveness
  • unkindness
  • indirectness
  • broodiness
  • nimbleness
  • high-handedness
  • contrariness
  • high-mindedness
  • trendiness
  • primness
  • unlawfulness
  • unresponsiveness
  • moistness
  • unruliness
  • daftness
  • sleekness
  • brusqueness
  • seediness
  • shoddiness
  • solitariness
  • womanliness
  • quaintness
  • purposelessness
  • brutishness
  • industriousness
  • conspicuousness
  • largeness
  • contradictoriness
  • sumptuousness
  • repetitiveness
  • diffuseness
  • healthiness
  • tackiness
  • bareness
  • groundedness
  • shortsightedness
  • offensiveness
  • primeness
  • gregariousness
  • curtness
  • adhesiveness
  • indefiniteness
  • gracefulness
  • littleness
  • moodiness
  • adaptiveness
  • gaucheness
  • villainess
  • uncompetitiveness
  • open-mindedness
  • blameworthiness
  • quirkiness
  • bigness
  • innateness
  • specialness
  • weediness
  • oppositeness
  • sensitiveness
  • selectiveness
  • pinkness
  • spitefulness
  • abstractness
  • gayness
  • finiteness
  • inclusiveness
  • godlessness
  • lewdness
  • murkiness
  • capriciousness
  • puffiness
  • unthriftiness
  • sombreness
  • disinterestedness
  • sponginess
  • absoluteness
  • lightheartedness
  • lasciviousness
  • hugeness
  • mischievousness
  • massiveness
  • shrillness
  • rustiness
  • doubleness
  • adaptedness
  • wideness
  • facetiousness
  • centredness
  • combativeness
  • shamelessness
  • hairiness
  • ridiculousness
  • roadworthiness
  • tentativeness
  • amativeness
  • surliness
  • greediness
  • solidness
  • well-formedness
  • impressiveness
  • brokenness
  • slickness
  • backness
  • priggishness
  • speechlessness
  • one-sidedness
  • lostness
  • boastfulness
  • cuteness
  • small-mindedness
  • distastefulness
  • sensuousness
  • squareness
  • effusiveness
  • yellowness
  • user-friendliness
  • prudishness
  • filthiness
  • transitoriness
  • warm-bloodedness
  • baseness
  • singlemindedness
  • unfriendliness
  • deceitfulness
  • haughtiness
  • limpness
  • flirtatiousness
  • commonness
  • brazenness
  • huskiness
  • bashfulness
  • dreaminess
  • intactness
  • meticulousness
  • flakiness
  • artfulness
  • tartness
  • stateliness
  • picturesqueness
  • wonderfulness
  • fashionableness
  • left-handedness
  • repressiveness
  • refractoriness
  • greasiness
  • scrupulousness
  • forwardness
  • nosiness
  • preciousness
  • embeddedness
  • foolhardiness
  • mustiness
  • ludicrousness
  • inertness
  • favourableness
  • grumpiness
  • slipperiness
  • rareness
  • fair-mindedness
  • litigiousness
  • disruptiveness
  • homeliness
  • thriftiness
  • addictiveness
  • feeble-mindedness
  • painfulness
  • harmlessness
  • differentness
  • punitiveness
  • slovenliness
  • suspiciousness
  • loftiness
  • sulkiness
  • cussedness
  • meagreness
  • sullenness
  • sparseness
  • assuredness
  • landlessness
  • unlikeliness
  • mateyness
  • unrighteousness
  • intentness
  • adventurousness
  • conclusiveness
  • restrictiveness
  • woolliness
  • seductiveness
  • supportiveness
  • scruffiness
  • imperviousness
  • grubbiness
  • deliberateness
  • snugness
  • succinctness
  • jauntiness
  • sturdiness
  • deliciousness
  • joyfulness
  • tunefulness
  • weightiness
  • bulkiness
  • joyousness
  • heedlessness
  • flimsiness
  • dilatoriness
  • mawkishness
  • mistiness
  • tearfulness
  • unforgiveness
  • cooperativeness
  • unseaworthiness
  • oppressiveness
  • boundedness
  • cold-bloodedness
  • feyness
  • touchiness
  • bawdiness
  • sure-footedness
  • bloodthirstiness
  • skilfulness
  • grandness
  • clumpiness
  • airiness
  • gradualness
  • gauntness
  • lowness
  • unreadiness
  • discursiveness
  • shakiness
  • opaqueness
  • ponderousness
  • precociousness
  • glibness
  • superciliousness
  • raggedness
  • wryness
  • steeliness
  • inattentiveness
  • moroseness
  • unnaturalness
  • wordiness
  • explosiveness
  • hideousness
  • chumminess
  • dreadfulness
  • eeriness
  • heartlessness
  • innovativeness
  • crankiness
  • untrustworthiness
  • sultriness
  • repetitiousness
  • shapelessness
  • swarthiness
  • boorishness
  • haziness
  • nuttiness
  • headedness
  • apprehensiveness
  • newsworthiness
  • bullishness
  • artlessness
  • cheekiness
  • spikiness
  • courtliness
  • faddiness
  • slyness
  • outrageousness
  • expertness
  • rootlessness
  • hipness
  • dubiousness
  • variousness
  • tediousness
  • daintiness
  • endlessness
  • positiveness
  • wheeziness
  • denseness
  • heinousness
  • forgivingness
  • localness
  • gruffness
  • obsessiveness
  • obligatoriness
  • decorativeness
  • seaworthiness
  • eyedness
  • ruddiness
  • unusualness
  • invasiveness
  • sinlessness
  • profaneness
  • preciseness
  • unobtrusiveness
  • implicitness
  • judiciousness
  • light-heartedness
  • churlishness
  • laddishness
  • lowliness
  • dinginess
  • muchness
  • disingenuousness
  • catchiness
  • fulness
  • raucousness
  • obstructiveness
  • corrosiveness
  • half-heartedness
  • snappiness
  • subversiveness
  • selfconsciousness
  • gratuitousness
  • laxness
  • prayerfulness
  • purposiveness
  • lightfastness
  • clamminess
  • lumpiness
  • twitchiness
  • innocuousness
  • otherworldliness
  • salaciousness
  • sordidness
  • clear-sightedness
  • imperiousness
  • adeptness
  • fancifulness
  • tendentiousness
  • phoniness
  • girlishness
  • gentlemanliness
  • shapeliness
  • untruthfulness
  • plushness
  • aliveness
  • tawdriness
  • charmlessness
  • painterliness
  • assiduousness
  • unrepresentativeness
  • ill-formedness
  • fretfulness
  • boisterousness
  • jerkiness
  • extensiveness
  • wiliness
  • rootedness
  • bindingness
  • portentousness
  • obsequiousness
  • strenuousness
  • giftedness
  • oldness
  • scratchiness
  • impetuousness
  • subtleness
  • fallenness
  • ineptness
  • graininess
  • terseness
  • ingenuousness
  • chattiness
  • resoluteness
  • scholarliness
  • open-handedness
  • lefthandedness
  • dankness
  • funkiness
  • westness
  • inconclusiveness
  • world-weariness
  • passiveness
  • naffness
  • sprightliness
  • peremptoriness
  • deceptiveness
  • gaudiness
  • laboriousness
  • literalness
  • fustiness
  • cattiness
  • perkiness
  • funniness
  • spareness
  • bloodiness
  • flabbiness
  • obdurateness
  • staginess
  • openmindedness
  • furriness
  • wrong-headedness
  • pensiveness
  • pointedness
  • limitedness
  • sanctimoniousness
  • copiousness
  • grittiness
  • outdatedness
  • comeliness
  • likableness
  • exquisiteness
  • wackiness
  • unforgivingness
  • busy-ness
  • creaminess
  • roguishness
  • soundlessness
  • officiousness
  • coziness
  • slothfulness
  • obliqueness
  • allusiveness
  • jointness
  • glossiness
  • tricksiness
  • unbiasedness
  • broadmindedness
  • abstruseness
  • self-destructiveness
  • extraordinariness
  • articulateness
  • hotheadedness
  • justness
  • involuntariness
  • lordliness
  • hiddenness
  • thriftlessness
  • treacherousness
  • crossness
  • tastefulness
  • mindlessness
  • earliness
  • stodginess
  • pleasurableness
  • uncooperativeness
  • definitiveness
  • itchiness
  • scariness
  • talkativeness
  • threatfulness
  • spinelessness
  • rosiness
  • ruefulness
  • disorderliness
  • twoness
  • worklessness
  • obnoxiousness
  • unselfconsciousness
  • normlessness
  • sea-sickness
  • appositeness
  • instantaneousness
  • insidiousness
  • authoritativeness
  • frailness
  • skittishness
  • hazardousness
  • caseness
  • evenhandedness
  • prescriptiveness
  • stoutness
  • disgustingness
  • relentlessness
  • directedness
  • mournfulness
  • unsightliness
  • pigheadedness
  • presumptuousness
  • dourness
  • frostiness
  • sententiousness
  • unsatisfactoriness
  • nobleness
  • toplessness
  • pastness
  • defectiveness
  • wittiness
  • unlikeness
  • anxiousness
  • rigorousness
  • miserliness

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