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    #1

    overweightness

    Hello,

    I couldn't find it in any of my dictionaries, so I'm a bit unsure if the noun from the adjective 'overweight' is overwieghtness.

    Could someone help me with this?

    Thank you very much,
    heyt

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    Re: overweightness

    No, there isn't such a word -- at least, not right now. Check back in 20 years to see if yours has caught on and been adopted.

    You could say "His excess weight is causing..." or "Her heaviness is a factor in.."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: overweightness

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    No, there isn't such a word -- at least, not right now. Check back in 20 years to see if yours has caught on and been adopted.

    You could say "His excess weight is causing..." or "Her heaviness is a factor in.."
    I don't know if it's technically correct but "obesity" seems to be used most of the time these days.

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