Towardness To"ward*ness, n. Quality or state of being toward. [1913 Webster]

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  • towardness — noun ( es) Etymology: Middle English towardnesse, from toward (I) + nesse ness obsolete : the quality or state of being toward …   Useful english dictionary

  • toward — towardness, n. prep. /tawrd, tohrd, teuh wawrd , twawrd, twohrd/; adj. /tawrd, tohrd/, prep. Also, towards. 1. in the direction of: to walk toward the river. 2. with a view to obtaining or having; for: They re saving money toward a new house. 3.… …   Universalium

  • towardly — /ˈtoʊədli/ (say tohuhdlee) adjective Obsolete 1. promising; apt; tractable or docile. 2. favourable or propitious; seasonable or suitable. –towardliness, towardness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • TOWARD — prep. & adj. prep. = TOWARDS. adj. archaic 1 about to take place; in process. 2 docile, apt. 3 promising, auspicious. Derivatives: towardness n. (in sense of adj.) …   Useful english dictionary

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