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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fyoo-nis]
    • /ˈfyu nɪs/
    • /ˈfjuːnɪs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fyoo-nis]
    • /ˈfyu nɪs/

Definitions of fewness word

  • noun fewness the state of being few or small in quantity; paucity. 1
  • noun fewness The state, quality, or condition of being few. 1

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Origin of fewness

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English fewenesse, Old English fēawnes. See few, -ness

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Parts of speech for Fewness


fewness popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

fewness usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fewness

noun fewness

  • smallness — of limited size; of comparatively restricted dimensions; not big; little: a small box.
  • insufficiency — deficiency in amount, force, power, competence, or fitness; inadequacy: insufficiency of supplies.
  • dearth — If there is a dearth of something, there is not enough of it.
  • paltriness — ridiculously or insultingly small: a paltry sum.
  • scantiness — scant in amount, quantity, etc.; barely sufficient.

Antonyms for fewness

noun fewness

  • sufficiency — the state or fact of being sufficient; adequacy.
  • plenty — a full or abundant supply or amount: There is plenty of time.
  • abundance — An abundance of something is a large quantity of it.
  • affluence — Affluence is the state of having a lot of money or a high standard of living.
  • enough — As much or as many as required.

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