categoricalness

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

categorical +‎ -ness

NounEdit

categoricalness (uncountable)

  1. The quality of being categorical, positive, or absolute.
    • 1672-1673, Andrew Marvell, The Rehearsal Transpros'd
      But in the mean time [] it looks all so like subterfuge and inveigling; it is so nauseating and tedious a task, that no man thinks he owes the Author so much service as to find out the reason of his own categoricalness for him.