Definition of separateness in English:



  • See separate

    • ‘Cut off by the Delaware River on the northeast and the bay on the west, the people developed a spirit of separateness and self-conscious identity.’
    • ‘Through acts of self-giving or charity, one loses the illusion of the separateness of the self.’
    • ‘Of course, this is a common phenomenon all over the world, as language is a powerful means to assert group identity and separateness from the dominant culture.’
    • ‘Children are left uninterrupted, undistracted, unbothered; their distinctness and separateness are respected.’
    • ‘Because their patriotism was often expressed collectively, many groups remained distinct and conscious of their identity and separateness.’