Definition of sameness in US English:



  • 1Lack of variety; uniformity or monotony.

    ‘there is a sameness about all the political parties’
    ‘the saccharine sameness of each number’
    • ‘Unfortunately, the album's cumulative effect is a feeling of sameness in its raw compositional matter.’
    • ‘At a convention noted less for its retail bleakness than its product sameness.’
    • ‘The items also change every week, so there is no ' sameness ' in dining there.’
    • ‘There was a sense of sameness to his game by the end of Super 12.’
    • ‘While Powers argues for the comforting nature of sameness, Clover argues that sameness is a consequence of the mode of mass production.’
    • ‘The industry is drowning in waves of sameness.’
    • ‘Especially on the PGA Tour, the tournament venues are largely an ocean of sameness.’
    • ‘Read as a sequence, from the first to the last, the stories have a certain sense of sameness.’
    • ‘On the surface there is a sameness about the trends the data on the top 20 reveal.’
    • ‘Suddenly the commercials that were created to break through the cacophony have created a deafening sameness.’
    • ‘These tracks are produced with eclecticism and style, but through it all is the limp sameness of Merchant's voice.’
    • ‘The flaw at this performance was a sameness of colour in his voice, especially during his big aria.’
    • ‘Outside, the plane trees along the street have the same sameness about them, pollarded in a way I used to think cruel.’
    • ‘Fascinating comments by Andrew Otwell on the subject of The sameness of interfaces.’
    • ‘The sameness of these teen girl movies is dispiriting.’
    • ‘We must never cease pointing out the essential sameness of the major political parties.’
    • ‘The camp is a level, dusty wilderness, the barren sameness of the plain broken only by row upon regimented row of bleached canvas tents.’
    • ‘There wasn't the sameness you get with mass production.’
    • ‘The essays have a telltale sameness to them, says Stanford's MBA Admissions Director Derrick Bolton.’
    • ‘The two-piece brass section added a full and funky sound that helped detract from the sameness and blandness of many of Mayer's songs.’
    • ‘You don't get new products and services out of sameness.’
    similarity, uniformity, resemblance, likeness, alikeness, similitude, closeness, comparability, correspondence, indistinguishability, consistency, equality, equalness, parity, equivalence, interchangeability, parallelism
    identity, identicalness, oneness, selfsameness, congruity, congruence
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    1. 1.1 The quality of being the same; identity or similarity.
      ‘sameness of meaning across different languages’
      • ‘He concluded that sameness of person is indifferent to sameness of body.’
      • ‘None of us share the same society although we struggle for sameness in various ways.’
      • ‘Only in the critical combination of such different perspectives does it even make sense to speak of God's identity or sameness.’
      • ‘Quite simply, the cultural politics surrounding the distribution of difference (sameness).’
      • ‘Think of the individual as embodying a dialectic of sameness and difference.’
      • ‘The sameness ties together a pretty eclectic set of plantings.’
      • ‘Women are afraid to accept that men get tired of the sameness of a relationship.’
      • ‘I am struck by the sameness of the issues that the womens sector in Tasmania still raise.’
      • ‘The ' sameness ' that seems in line for censure is in fact a notable virtue.’
      • ‘Kids now seem to be aspiring towards sameness.’
      • ‘There's a numbing sameness to life now, everything's kind of toned down.’
      • ‘There is too much danger that the subject may notice the sameness of the modus operandi.’
      • ‘They have been following it for at least two centuries: the idea of sameness of all men.’
      • ‘They seemed to be looking for conformity, but they detested sameness.’
      • ‘It is much easier to build coalitions out of monolithic sameness.’
      • ‘It does not mean uniformity, or sameness, ordinarily.’
      • ‘Gender complementarity is meant as a meaningful alternative to arguments about gender difference versus sameness.’
      • ‘Such a sameness, or identity, does not extend to all the details, even all important ones, of either source.’
      • ‘Recognizing the diverse nature of Hispanic families, the purpose of this article was not to perpetuate the myth of sameness or ethnic homogeneity.’
      • ‘Such events remind us of the sameness of our human destiny, the fragility of our existence.’