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Meaning of "oughtness" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OUGHTNESS

oughtness  [ˈɔːtnəs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OUGHTNESS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Oughtness is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OUGHTNESS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Categorical imperative

The categorical imperative is the central philosophical concept in the deontological moral philosophy of Immanuel Kant. Introduced in Kant's 1785 Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals, it may be defined as a way of evaluating motivations for action. According to Kant, human beings occupy a special place in creation, and morality can be summed up in an imperative, or ultimate commandment of reason, from which all duties and obligations derive. He defined an imperative as any proposition declaring a certain action to be necessary. Hypothetical imperatives apply to someone who wishes to attain certain ends. For example: ▪ if I wish to quench my thirst, I must drink something; ▪ if I wish to acquire knowledge, I must learn. A categorical imperative, on the other hand, denotes an absolute, unconditional requirement that must be obeyed in all circumstances and is justified as an end in itself. It is best known in its first formulation: Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law.

Definition of oughtness in the English dictionary

The definition of oughtness in the dictionary is the state of being right.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OUGHTNESS


absoluteness
ˌæbsəˈluːtnəs
apartness
əˈpɑːtnəs
apertness
əˈpɜːtnəs
bittersweetness
ˌbɪtəˈswiːtnəs
bruteness
ˈbruːtnəs
concreteness
ˈkɒŋkriːtnəs
cuteness
ˈkjuːtnəs
destituteness
ˈdestɪˌtjuːtnəs
diluteness
daɪˈluːtnəs
discreetness
dɪˈskriːtnəs
dissoluteness
ˈdɪsəˌluːtnəs
fleetness
ˈfliːtnəs
inertness
ɪnˈɜːtnəs
malapertness
ˈmæləˌpɜːtnəs
minuteness
maɪˈnjuːtnəs
mootness
ˈmuːtnəs
muteness
ˈmjuːtnəs
petiteness
pəˈtiːtnəs
swartness
ˈswɔːtnəs
sweetness
ˈswiːtnəs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OUGHTNESS

oubaas
Oubangui
oubit
oubliette
ouch
oud
Oudh
Oudry
Ouessant
ought
oughtn´t
ouguiya
Ouida
Ouija board
ouistiti
Oujda
Oulu
ouma
ounce
oundy

WORDS THAT END LIKE OUGHTNESS

alertness
aquafitness
brightness
business
correctness
expert witness
eyewitness
fitness
greatness
hotness
lightness
physical fitness
political correctness
promptness
robustness
shortness
softness
tartness
tightness
wetness
witness

Synonyms and antonyms of oughtness in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «oughtness» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OUGHTNESS

Find out the translation of oughtness to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of oughtness from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oughtness» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

应然
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

deber ser
570 millions of speakers

English

oughtness
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

oughtness
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ينبغي أن تكون عليها
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

oughtness
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

oughtness
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

oughtness
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

oughtness
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kesungguhan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sollens
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

oughtness
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

oughtness
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kepenak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

oughtness
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

oughtness
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कर्तव्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

oughtness
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dover essere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

powinności
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

oughtness
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

oughtness
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

oughtness
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oughtness
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

oughtness
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oughtness
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of oughtness

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OUGHTNESS»

The term «oughtness» is used very little and occupies the 184.428 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OUGHTNESS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oughtness

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OUGHTNESS»

Discover the use of oughtness in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oughtness and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Ethics, the Science of Oughtness
Ethics extends to such difficulties. Even though ethics as a science can be conceived quite simply as inquiry into oughtness, oughtness is of many kinds and so inquiry into the general nature of oughtness remains incomplete until we see how ...
Archie J. Bahm, 1994
2
The Metaphysics of Oughtness
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Francis Landey Patton, 2012
3
Thinking About God: First Steps in Philosophy
One of the things that makes moral facts strange is their oughtness. So we need to look into oughtness. We should begin by observing that there are areas of life other than the moral area that also exhibit oughtness. Activities such as playing a  ...
Gregory E. Ganssle, 2004
4
Preparing Evangelistic Sermons: A Seven-Step Method for ...
One's sacred oughtness, orministry calling, especially toward evangelistic preaching, can be expressed in the following equation: Oughtness = Sentness + Willingness Your sense of oughtness arises from a sentness accompanied by your ...
Ramesh Richard, 2005
5
Preparing Expository Sermons: A Seven-Step Method for ...
You can't escape the sacred oughtness. You can neglect it, suppress it, even abandon it, but you can't break away from it. It gnaws at your soul, seeps in through your activities, makes a background noise in your conscience. You can't run ...
Ramesh Richard, 2001
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What is Justice?: Justice, Law, and Politics in the Mirror ...
obligation, he recognizes that this concept expresses "oughtness," that the "ought " is not identical with the "is" and that the one cannot be inferred from the other. Nevertheless he characterizes obligation as a "human feeling" (p. 66) and asserts ...
Hans Kelsen, 2000
7
Ethics: Contemporary Readings
"You ought to do Y" will be a categorical imperative if you ought to do Y irrespective of any desire for any end to which Y would contribute, if the oughtness is not contingent upon any desire. A categorical imperative would express a reason for ...
Harry J. Gensler, Earl W. Spurgin, James Swindal, 2004
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Missionaries to the Skeptics: Christian Apologists for the ...
This experience of "oughtness," Lewis argued, serves to remind us that we are more than physical stuff, that the universe is more than a cosmic machine. It is more like a mind that is conscious, has purpose, and prefers one thing to another.
John A. Sims, 1995
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Time and Idea: The Theory of History in Giambattista Vico
That 'oughtness' must be the palpable bond of the unity of idea and process; it must express at once the intimate formality of that process and its intimate exigency and provide, in like manner, the dynamic principle of its order. As a matter of ...
Aloysius Robert Caponigri, 2003
10
Preaching: The Art of Narrative Exposition
Most of us know generally what we ought to do, and want to get on with doing it as long as there is something of God in this oughtness. The Ten Commandments are studies in oughtness; so is the Sermon on the Mount. So are the warnings to  ...
Calvin Miller, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OUGHTNESS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term oughtness is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Racial debate stirs competing ideals in us
So somehow the 'isness' of our present nature is out of harmony with the eternal 'oughtness' that forever confronts us. And this simply means ... «Ocala, Jul 15»
2
Human Extinction Risks due to Artificial Intelligence Development …
Fortunately, the human brain was created through the evolutionary process and has bridges from the facts to oughtness, namely pain, instincts ... «Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, Jul 15»
3
In Our Opinion: Equality still the goal
... in the midst of the 'isness' of our terrible injustices; to remind us of the 'oughtness' of our noble capacity for justice and love and brotherhood.”. «Ukiah Daily Journal, Jul 15»
4
Editorial: The BGCT's divide—not what you think
They won't be motivated by oughtness or guilt. • Radically reorganize Cooperative Program spending. Allocate increased shares to the ... «Baptist Standard, May 15»
5
The Hypocrisy of the Preachy Culture: If Starbucks Can Preach …
Moral beliefs (even if they are immoral on someone else's scale) lead to "oughtness" and "oughtness" leads to preaching. Everyone has a ... «Christian Post, Mar 15»
6
Virtual name game sheds light on social norms
“One way that social norms form is through the emergence of patterns of regular behavior that then become viewed with a sense of oughtness,” ... «The Columbiachronicle, Feb 15»
7
King's words of wisdom were pearls to a young Earl Monroe
... which was moderated by Grizzlies' play-by-play announcer Pete Pranica, created a dialogue on topics such as King's concept of "oughtness" ... «Memphis Commercial Appeal, Jan 15»
8
Martin Luther King Jr: Loving Your Enemies
So somehow the “isness” of our present nature is out of harmony with the eternal “oughtness” that forever confronts us. And this simply means ... «Caffeinated Thoughts, Jan 15»
9
Revisiting My Father's Nobel Acceptance Speech, 50 Years Later
I refuse to accept the idea that the "isness" of man's present nature makes him morally incapable of reaching up for the eternal "oughtness" that ... «Huffington Post, Dec 14»
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In our opinion: As conflicts continue, Martin Luther King's '64 Nobel …
I refuse to accept the idea that the "isness" of man's present nature makes him morally incapable of reaching up for the eternal "oughtness" that ... «Deseret News, Dec 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Oughtness [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/oughtness>. Nov 2020 ».
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