lornness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

lorn +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

lornness (countable and uncountable, plural lornnesses)

  1. The quality of being lorn.
    • 1872, The Spectator (volume 45, page 563)
      The joys and sorrows, the loves and the lornnesses of young heiresses have furnished themes to novel-writers ever since heiresses or novelists have existed.