ness

This ROOT-WORD is the Suffix NESS which means the STATE OF . NESS is added to the Suffix LESS and makes the adjective back into a noun again. Just as LY makes adverbs, so NESS is the sure sign of a noun. Keeping the same Root words and adding the different keys show how important it is to know what the keys mean.



1. effortlessness : effortless NESS (ef’ ort les nes) n.

The state of not trying.


2. baselessness : baseless NESS (base’ les nes) n.

The state of being baseless.


3. carelessness : careless NESS (kara’ les nes) n.

The state of being careless.


4. artlessness : artless NESS (art’ les nes) n.

The state of being natural.


5. friendlessness : friendless NESS (frend’ les nes) n.

The state of being friendless.


6. fearlessness : fearless NESS (feer’ les nes) n.

The state of being fearless.


7. gracelessness : graceless NESS (grase’ les nes) n.

The state of being clumsy.


8. restlessness : restless NESS (rest’ les nes) n.

The state of being restless.


9. hopelessness : hopeless NESS (hope’ les nes) n.

State of being hopeless.


10. listlessness : listless NESS (list; les nes) n.

State of being listless.

11. noiselessness : noiseless NESS (noiz’ les nes) n.

State of being soundless.


12. helplessness : helpless NESS (help’ les nes) n.

The state of being helpless.


13. sleeplessness : sleepless NESS (sleep’ les nes) n.

The state of being sleepless.


14. tirelessness : tireless NESS (tire’ les nes) n.

The state of not being weary.


15. tastelessness : tasteless NESS (taste; les nes) n.

The state of being tasteless.


16. voicelessness : voiceless NESS (voi; sles ness) n.

The state of being voiceless.


17. weightlessness : weightless NESS (wate’ les nes) n.

The state of having no weight.


18. shamelessness : shameless NESS (shame’ les nes) n.

The state of being without shame.


19. breathlessness : breathless NESS (breath’ les nes) n.

State of being without breath.


20. lifelessness : lifeless NESS (life’ les nes) n.

State of being lifeless.
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