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Meaning of "queerness" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF QUEERNESS

queerness  [ˈkwɪənɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUEERNESS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Queerness 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 QUEERNESS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

queerness

Queer

Queer is an umbrella term for sexual and gender minorities that are not heterosexual, or gender-binary. Originally meaning strange or peculiar, queer developed a usage as a pejorative term for homosexual in the late 19th century. Beginning in the late 1980s, some political and social LGBT groups began to reappropriate the word to establish community and assert a political identity, with it becoming the preferred term to describe some academic disciplines and gaining use as a descriptor of non-heterosexual identities. Queer may be used by those who reject traditional gender identities as a broader, less conformist, and deliberately ambiguous alternative to LGBT. The term is now used in the name of some academic disciplines, such as queer theory, to denote a general opposition to binary thinking. Queer arts, queer cultural groups, and queer political groups are examples of expressions of queer identities. Criticisms of queer include those who associate the term with its pejorative usage and those who associate it with political radicalism.

Definition of queerness in the English dictionary

The definition of queerness in the dictionary is strangeness. Other definition of queerness is homosexuality.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH QUEERNESS


awareness
əˈwɛənɪs
baroness
ˈbærənɪs
bitterness
ˈbɪtənɪs
clearness
ˈklɪənɪs
cleverness
ˈklevənɪs
dearness
ˈdɪənɪs
drunkenness
ˈdrʌŋkənɪs
eagerness
ˈiːɡənɪs
fairness
ˈfɛənɪs
lioness
ˈlaɪənɪs
nearness
ˈnɪənɪs
otherness
ˈʌðənɪs
self-awareness
ˈsɛlfəˈwɛənɪs
severeness
sɪˈvɪənɪs
sourness
ˈsaʊənɪs
tenderness
ˈtɛndənɪs
thoroughness
ˈθʌrənɪs
togetherness
təˈɡɛðənɪs
unclearness
ʌnˈklɪənɪs
wilderness
ˈwɪldənɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUEERNESS

queeny
queer
queer fish
queer someone´s pitch
queer street
queer-basher
queer-bashing
queer-looking
queer-sounding
queercore
queerdom
queerish
queerity
queerly
queest
quelea
quell
quellable
queller

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUEERNESS

a voice in the wilderness
Barrow-in-Furness
betterness
business
die in harness
farness
Furness
globularness
governess
harness
in harness
in the wilderness
Inverness
poorness
properness
Sheerness
slenderness
soberness
somberness
the Wilderness
unfairness

Synonyms and antonyms of queerness in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «queerness» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUEERNESS

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

Translator English - Chinese

古怪
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

queerness
570 millions of speakers

English

queerness
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विलक्षणता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شىء غريب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

странность
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

estranheza
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

queerness
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

étrangeté
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Keseronokan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Seltsamkeit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

奇妙さ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

queerness
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Queerness
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

queerness
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

queerness
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

क्वचितपणा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

acayiplik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

stranezza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

własnej śmieszności, dziwaczności
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дивність
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ciudățenia
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παραδοξότητα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vreemd nie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

märklighet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

særheten
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of queerness

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUEERNESS»

The term «queerness» is regularly used and occupies the 90.177 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUEERNESS» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUEERNESS»

Discover the use of queerness in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to queerness and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability
Crip Theory puts forward readings of the Sharon Kowalski story, the performance art of Bob Flanagan, and the journals of Gary Fisher, as well as critiques of the domesticated queerness and disability marketed by the Millennium March, or ...
Robert McRuer, 2006
2
Henry James and the Queerness of Style
The true meaning of being fashionably late in Henry James’s late works.
Mark Fenster, Kevin Ohi, 2008
3
Exile & pride: disability, queerness & liberation
The classic work that revolutionized disability studies-and the national body politic-in an expanded edition.
Eli Clare, Dean Spade, 2009
4
How Soon Is Now?: Medieval Texts, Amateur Readers, and the ...
DIVIn this volume, medievalist Carolyn Dinshaw offers a powerful critique of modernist temporal regimes through a revelatory exploration of queer ways of being in time as well as the potential queerness of time itself./div
Carolyn Dinshaw, 2012
5
Women's Literary Collaboration, Queerness, and ...
As she explores the collaborations of Vernon Lee (Violet Paget) and Kit Anstruther-Thomson; Somerville and Ross (Edith Somerville and Violet Martin); Elizabeth Robins and Florence Bell; and Katharine Bradley and Edith Cooper (the ...
Jill R. Ehnenn, 2008
6
Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children's ...
Recent work in queer theory makes explicit how children and children's sexualities register as queer while simultaneously regulating queerness. Kathryn Bond Stockton argues that children, in the nebulous presexuality generally ascribed to ...
Tison Pugh, 2010
7
Renting a Queer Space: The Commodification of Queerness in ...
The commodification of Queerness in Rent has diminished the show's potential political statement, embodied in Larson's unabashed depiction of Queer life in the East Village of the 1980s.
Helen Deborah Lewis, 2007
8
Seeking a Relevant Queerness: Sexual, Racial and Nationalist ...
The importance of looking at the intersection of categories such as 'Latino' and 'queer' that clash with discourses around citizenship particularly considering the current anti-immigration debate, produces new methodological and theoretical ...
Maria-Amelia Viteri, 2008
9
Curiouser: On the Queerness of Children
At issue in these essays are the stories we tell to children, the stories we tell about children, and the stories we tell ourselves as children-stories that ultimately frame what is normative and what is queer.
Steven Bruhm, Natasha Hurley, 2004
10
Figurations of Violence and Belonging: Queerness, ...
This book offers a critical analysis of the complex relationship between violence and belonging, by exploring the ways sexual, ethnic or national belonging can work through, rather than against, violence.
Adi Kuntsman, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUEERNESS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term queerness is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Yes, it's possible to be queer and Muslim
That queerness and Muslimness are not mutually exclusive, that Islam is not a monolith, that my Islam is expansive and my God, capacious. That queer too, is ... «Salon, Jul 15»
2
Where queerness meets religion, musically
“This year we realized we have to talk about queerness and religion, given that sacred music is 90 per cent of the western repertoire. 8x6 has historical roots in ... «Vancouver Sun, Jul 15»
3
Hayley Kiyoko On Keeping Queerness in the Jem and the …
Hayley Kiyoko, who will play lead guitarist Aja Leith in the upcoming Jem and the Holograms movie, discussed her own music and the queerness in the film in ... «The Mary Sue, Jul 15»
4
Reconciling queerness and faith at the Human RITES Conference
Reconciling queerness and faith at the Human RITES Conference ... and they speak with me about queerness, faith, and the recent Human RITES Conference. «rabble.ca, Jun 15»
5
BOOK REVIEW: “The Queerness of Native American Literature” is a …
Queerness of NA lit Lisa Tatonetti's “The Queerness of Native American Literature” is the result of her research into the relationships between the late twentieth ... «Cherokee One Feather, May 15»
6
'Grace and Frankie' Fails as a Queer Show Without Any Queerness
After the streaming service debuted their exuberant hit Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, their new series have been underwhelming. Between the grim Daredevil ... «Mic, May 15»
7
Is Radical Queerness Possible Anymore? Poet Maggie Nelson's …
Is Radical Queerness Possible Anymore? Poet Maggie Nelson's New Memoir. By Christian Lorentzen. The couple watch X-Men: First Class in bed and ... «Vulture, May 15»
8
Opera Director R.B. Schlather on Handel, Yoko Ono, Orlando …
What was kind of implicit in it, was something about queerness or otherness and taking that to the institution. My husband and I met the day that gay marriage ... «Out Magazine, Apr 15»
9
'In India, queerness is tolerated but definitely not welcomed'
In May, 13 girls from 'Kranti', a non-profit organisation in Mumbai, will travel to the U.S. to perform a play called “Lal Batti Express”, an hour-long depiction of the ... «The Hindu, Apr 15»
10
Where Queerness and the Ecological Meet
Terry Berlier has always kept her environmental artwork separate from her queerness. It's difficult to see how the two might overlap in a relevant way. «East Bay Express, Mar 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Queerness [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/queerness>. Sep 2021 ».
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