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Not a suffix AFAICT. Just a word ending in -less then suffixed with -ness. Why not -ingly for jokingly or mockingly? Anyway, are there any words ending in -lessness where the -less form does not exist? Mglovesfun (talk) 11:14, 26 June 2010 (UTC)
- Weak keep (unless there are such words, of course, in which case regular keep). IMHO this is not as clear a case as -ality or -osity (where the form is not obviously predictable from the parts), but still, the lack of *-lessity or *-lesshood suggests to me that this might be worth including. Or at least, I think we need something. With words that collocate this way — for example, verbs that use specific prepositions to construe their objects — we indicate that on the definition line or in example sentences (or both); but neither approach seems to work for suffixes. Maybe a usage note at [[-less]]? Or maybe [[-less#Derived terms]] should also include words where -less isn't the last suffix (e.g. by listing "reckless, -ness, -ly" rather than just "reckless")?—RuakhTALK 17:50, 26 June 2010 (UTC)
Weak keep, as I said above.
- Hard-redirect to [[-less]] and cover at the latter.—msh210℠ (talk) 05:28, 10 November 2010 (UTC)