1. the quality of being alike (Freq. 3)

sameness of purpose kept them together

Ant: ↑difference
Derivationally related forms: ↑same
Hypernyms: ↑quality
Attrubites: ↑same
2. the quality of wearisome constancy, routine, and lack of variety

he had never grown accustomed to the monotony of his work


he was sick of the humdrum of his fellow prisoners


he hated the sameness of the food the college served

Syn: ↑monotony, ↑humdrum
Derivationally related forms: ↑same
Hypernyms: ↑unvariedness

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