Definition of muchness in US English:

muchness

noun

  • Greatness in quantity or degree.

    ‘this romantic muchness can be overlooked in a story that has a good deal to say’
    • ‘They know the danger in the picture world is to overcrowd the senses with detail, too much of muchness.’
    • ‘All of this is of course lost in the mindless blends churned out today under the broad category of garam masalas where the individual notes of spices are drowned in a cacophony of muchness.’
    • ‘According to Svedarsky, a colleague from another state once referred to the area's vast prairie as "such muchness."’
    • ‘You often seem to be mentioning the indescribably self-renewing… muchness of it all.’
    • ‘The church was being given a taste of how the world works - its lopsidedness, its patchy rhythm of muchness and emptiness, of affluence and desolation.’

Phrases

  • (much) of a muchness

    • informal Very similar.

      ‘to the untrained eye, anything to do with railroad memorabilia seems much of a muchness’
      • ‘You can start to think all singer-songwriters (with requisite part-time backing band) are much of a muchness, until you see a real talent like Liam Frost.’
      • ‘I trained with Paolo Di Canio every week at West Ham and after that everything is much of a muchness.’
      • ‘We don't vote because we feel we have no control, or there is nobody to vote for, or they are all much of a muchness, but at the same time we stand by our Great Land and wave our flag with pride.’
      • ‘The contestants for Miss World are a bit of a muchness but Miss Moldova, Elena Daniliciuc, wins in the Triumphant Hat category.’
      • ‘In general, most of what I pick up seems to be much of a muchness, and I usually find myself reading for the sake of getting through the book, rather than because I actually give a damn.’
      • ‘That's nothing against this particular establishment but more the fact that many so-called Italian restaurants - especially chain restaurants - are, to put it bluntly, much of a muchness.’
      • ‘In general though, children are much of a muchness.’
      • ‘To be honest, Minneapolis sushi is much of a muchness.’
      • ‘I'm afraid I am finding it increasingly hard to distinguish between a good comedy and a bad sitcom anymore - it's all pretty much a much of a muchness.’
      • ‘Music's much of a muchness with me, but I do have two daughters who do their best to keep me up to date with what's going on.’
      • ‘Can't remember now what brand it was but they were all much of a muchness.’
      • ‘Well, up to a point, all are much of a muchness as they all use the same components.’
      • ‘It's tempting to think that most modern cars are much of a muchness when it comes to interior refinement these days but it's certainly not the case.’
      • ‘Fashion statements and identity statements are much of a muchness as far as I'm concerned.’
      • ‘Coun Peter Roberts said: ‘I'm happy that a document has come forward but it still seems much of a muchness and there's nothing different.’’
      • ‘Despite calls from my family to have a satellite subscription, I decided to say no as from what my friends tell me, its all much of a muchness.’
      • ‘In a nutshell, the fragmentation of the simple traditional society allowed the rise of autonomous individuals who were seen as being, at least in the abstract, much of a muchness.’
      • ‘For many people, the choice between a Beazley-led Opposition is much of a muchness to that of a Crean-led Opposition.’
      • ‘It's hardly surprising when the stories are all really much of a muchness, eagerly evoking some humanist vision of the universal spirit.’
      • ‘Although there are minor differences in the style of wrought curlicue, or the gauge of the steel, they are all much of a muchness.’

Pronunciation

muchness

/ˈməCHnəs//ˈmətʃnəs/