Definition of Singleness

1. Noun. Without hypocrisy. "The singleness of his motives could not be questioned"

Exact synonyms: Straightforwardness
Generic synonyms: Sincerity
Derivative terms: Straightforward



2. Noun. The quality of concentrating on one central objective. "His singleness of purpose"
Generic synonyms: Assiduity, Assiduousness, Concentration
Derivative terms: Single

Definition of Singleness

1. n. The quality or state of being single, or separate from all others; the opposite of doubleness, complication, or multiplicity.

Definition of Singleness

1. Noun. The property of being single. ¹

2. Noun. The result or product of being single. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Singleness

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Medical Definition of Singleness

1. 1. The quality or state of being single, or separate from all others; the opposite of doubleness, complication, or multiplicity. 2. Freedom from duplicity, or secondary and selfish ends; purity of mind or purpose; simplicity; sincerity; as, singleness of purpose; singleness of heart. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Singleness

single transferable vote
single union agreement
single yellow line
singled
singled out
singledom
singlehanded
singlehandedly
singlehood
singleism
singleleaf
singlely
singleminded
singlemindedly
singleness (current term)
singlenesses
singleplayer
singles
singles bar
singles charts
singles out
singlestick
singlesticks
singlet
singlet oxygen
singlet state
singletail
singletails
singletary pea

Literary usage of Singleness

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1. A Treatise on Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental by David Hume, Thomas Hill Green, Thomas Hodge Grose (1882)
"His doctrine on the matter arises from that mental equivocation, of which the effects on Locke have been already noticed,* between the mere singleness of a ..."

2. Sermons and Discourses by Thomas Chalmers (1846)
"The connection between singleness of Aim and Spiritual Discernment. ... They seem to have confounded singleness of eye, with the singleness of the object ..."

3. Works of Thomas Hill Green by Thomas Hill Green (1894)
"As to the subject, he equivocates between singleness of feeling Had individuality of conception. 'qualities' are used interchangeably.1 It is no less true, ..."

4. A Treatise of Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental by David Hume (1890)
"His doctrine on the matter arises from that mental equivocation, of which the effects on Locke have been already noticed,* between the mere singleness of a ..."

5. Short Stories in the Making: A Writers' and Students' Introduction to the by Robert Wilson Neal (1914)
"singleness OF EFFECT is NECESSARY TO THE SHORT STORY 1. ... To define " single effect " is less easy than to feel the singleness of the effect when it is ..."

6. One Hundred Chapel-talks to Theological Students: Together with Two by Augustus Hopkins Strong (1913)
"One of the most charming characteristics of the early disciples was their singleness of heart. After the Holy Spirit had come upon them, we read that they ..."

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