maltillisuus

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

maltillinen (moderate) +‎ -uus

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑltilːisuːs/
  • Hyphenation: mal‧til‧li‧suus

Noun[edit]

maltillisuus

  1. moderation (state or quality of being moderate; avoidance of extremes)

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Usage notes[edit]

Maltillisuus and maltti are quite close in meaning, and are often interchangeable. The difference is that maltillisuus refers more to a constant property or state of mind, whereas maltti refers more to a short-term or concrete behaviour.