unevenness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From uneven +‎ -ness.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

unevenness (countable and uncountable, plural unevennesses)

  1. (uncountable) The quality or characteristic of being uneven; irregularity; inconsistency; the lack of smoothness or continuity.
    The unevenness of his voice betrayed his nervousness.
  2. (countable) The result or product of being uneven.
  3. A rough or uneven thing.
    • 1633, John Donne, "Sapho to Philænis":
      His chinne, a thorny hairy unevennesse, / Doth threaten, and some daily change possesse.