greatness

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English gretnesse, gretnes, greetnesse, from Old English grēatnes. Equivalent to great +‎ -ness.

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  • enPR: grātʹnəs, IPA(key): /ˈɡɹeɪtnəs/
  • Hyphenation: great‧ness
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Noun[edit]

greatness (countable and uncountable, plural greatnesses)

  1. The state, condition, or quality of being great
    Due to the greatness of his size, he was an effective bodyguard.
    greatness of mind
  2. (obsolete): Pride; haughtiness.

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