rootedness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

rooted +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

rootedness (uncountable)

  1. The state or quality of being rooted
    • 1989 December 22, Mary Wisniewski, “Giving Shelter: a west-side boy comes home”, Chicago Reader:
      An uncle might be around to offer a spare bedroom, or a job at the plant, or the church might be there for guidance, for rootedness.