- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||the state or condition of being hard.
- easiness, softness
||the relative extent to which something, esp. a mineral, is hard.
The word hardness
contains the following part:
that means state or quality of
More about this word part:
The suffix -ness
is attached to adjectives to form nouns. It is fully productive, meaning that any word that combines an adjective and the suffix -ness
is an allowable English noun. In a small set of cases, it is attached to a verb (forgiveness) or a noun (witness