baseness 1550s, from BASE (Cf. base) (adj.) + -NESS (Cf. -ness).

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  • baseness — Ⅰ. base [1] ► NOUN 1) the lowest part or edge of something, especially the part on which it rests. 2) a foundation, support, or starting point: the town s economic base collapsed. 3) the main place where a person works or stays. 4) a centre of… …   English terms dictionary

  • baseness — noun see base III …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • baseness — See basely. * * * …   Universalium

  • baseness — noun a) The quality or condition of being base. b) The quality of being unworthy to hold virtues or value. Syn: amorality, crass, depravity Ant: honor …   Wiktionary

  • baseness — Synonyms and related words: abjectness, abominability, abominableness, arrantness, atrociousness, awfulness, badness, beastliness, beggarliness, bestiality, brutality, chicanery, coarseness, commonness, commonplaceness, contemptibility,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • baseness — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. meanness, debasement, degeneracy; see evil 1 , meanness 1 , rudeness …   English dictionary for students

  • baseness — base·ness || beɪsnɪs n. lowness, meanness, ignobility …   English contemporary dictionary

  • baseness — n. 1. Meanness, despicableness, contemptibleness, abasement, worthlessness, abjectness. 2. Disgrace, ignominy, infamy, shame, dishonor, turpitude, villany, perfidy …   New dictionary of synonyms

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