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Romanticness

noun; derivation
Ability to have a loving outlook on relationships To fit with the form of the other noun (attractiveness) the author had to add a new ending to the word. The sentence sounds better with both nouns having the same ending. If the author were to use romance instead of romanticness, the idea would not have been conveyed the same.
 
Men look for romanticness and attractiveness
Etymology : Added a new suffix to a preexisting word
Source : a sociology article
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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