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Ness is from the Saxon nesse, and means state or quality; as, neatness, state of being neat.
bleak’ness smooth’ness come’li ness
fierce’ness numb’ness drow’si ness
hoarse’ness wrong’ness naught’i ness
calm’ness sweet’ness wea’ri ness
The termination full adds its own meaning to the word; as, joyful, full of joy. The final l is omitted in the derivatives.
change’ful mourn’ful skill’ful fan’ci ful
fright’ful woe’ful will’ful pit’i ful
spite’ful wrath’ful aw’ful du’ti ful
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