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From cheap +‎ -ness.

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cheapness (usually uncountable, plural cheapnesses)

  1. The state of being cheap
    • 1800, Edmond Malone, The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden:
      Her mother, in 1684, retiring with'her daughter, for cheapness, to some place in Surrey, (she does not tell us where,) became acquainted with Dr. Glisson []
    • 1910, Saki, ‘The Strategist’, Reginald in Russia:
      Mrs. Jallatt didn't study cheapness, but somehow she generally attained it.
    • 2004, James Keith Elliott, The Collected Biblical Writings of T.C. Skeat:
      He was also interested in the cost of book production, as can be seen in his article on the cheapness of papyrus as a writing material.

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