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EtymologyEdit

set +‎ -ness

NounEdit

setness (countable and uncountable, plural setnesses)

  1. The quality or state of being set; formality; obstinacy.
    • R. Masters
      the starched setness of a sententious writer
    • Harriet Beecher Stowe
      They who had shrugged their shoulders at her little peculiarities and setnesses [] acknowledged that now she was the exact person that was wanted.

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