maltillisuus

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

maltillinen (moderate) +‎ -uus

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

maltillisuus

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

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Usage notesEdit

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.

Last modified on 2 April 2014, at 06:12