I had the brilliant idea to write a glossary of all the Muchy terminology that has been created around the Muchness Movement… Like, dictionary style to define the words:

MUCHNESS, MUCHY, MUCHTASTIC, (Thanks Shannon) MUCHKIN, (Thanks L’via) MUCH’D (Thanks Tine) MERCHNESS (Thanks Shannon again)…. So, like seventh grade all over again, I went to find something that I could plagiarise and just change a word or two…. but, try as I might, I can’t think of a single word that means MUCHNESS, more than MUCHNESS!!!

What to do?!?!?! The only two ways I know how to write are from  the heart and from someone else’s heart whom I am copying and just changing a word or two.

Anyone got any advice?


Love & Muchness, Tova

29 Replies to “There is NOTHING Like MUCHNESS!!”

    • Tova Post author

      I know… But like, when I look up a word like, “Fancy” I get
      ee] Show IPA
      noun, plural -cies, adjective, -ci·er, -ci·est, verb, -cied, -cy·ing, interjection
      1.imagination or fantasy, especially as exercised in a capricious manner.
      2.the artistic ability of creating unreal or whimsical imagery, decorative detail, etc., as in poetry or drawing.
      3.a mental image or conception: He had happy fancies of being a famous actor. idea or opinion with little foundation; illusion: Her belief that she can sing is a mere fancy.
      5.a caprice; whim; vagary: It was his fancy to fly to Paris occasionally for dinner.
      6.capricious preference; inclination; a liking: to take a fancy to walking barefoot in the streets.
      7.critical judgment; taste.
      8. the breeding of animals to develop points of beauty or excellence.
      9. love.
      10. the fancy, Archaic . people deeply interested in a sport, art, etc.

      11.made, designed, grown, adapted, etc., to please the taste or fancy; of superfine quality or exceptional appeal: fancy goods; fancy fruits.
      12.ornamental; decorative; not plain: a cake with a fancy icing.
      13.depending on imagination or caprice; whimsical; irregular: a fancy conception of time.
      14.bred to develop points of beauty or excellence, as an animal.
      15.much too costly; exorbitant or extravagant: a consultant who charges fancy fees.

      …and on and on— verbs and interjections (whatever those are) … how do I define MUCHNESS like that… I think once I have Muchness down, I can define all the others based on that definition, ya know?

    • Tova Post author

      yea-. That’s one of my Favorites…
      and it doesnt have to be that long like what I posted above… though there ARE so many ways to use it…
      Maybe I should just have context sentances… like
      “that’s my muchness”
      “that makes me feel muchy”
      but I still need basic descriptions for a new visitor who is NOT in touch with the much… yet.

    • Tova Post author

      I know… I was trying to find a word I could mostly just copy…. BUT IT DOESNT EXIST!!!! I just picked fancy for inspiration… but mostly is left me confused…

  1. Tine

    Muchness: Noun
    Muchy: Adjective
    Much’d: verb.

    In other words, it’s the perfect root word, it can be used as all the above. but I’m going to take a stab tomorrow at how it could like the above 🙂

    A definition that comes to mind: A euphoric state of mind when one’s mind and awareness of joy are in harmony together 🙂

    Go to bed!!!! LOL

    • Tova Post author

      ooooh- I’m liking where you’re going with that!!!
      My 5-hour energy shot that made me sick to my stomach when I took it at 10 o’clock this morning apparently kicked in the CORRECT way at 10 o’clock tonight!

  2. pegi

    muchness is going the extra mile to be a stand out….it could be glitter makeup, fancy shoes, or anything that someonne might say “Id like to wear that but it is too much”

    • Tova Post author

      That’s one MAIN IMPORTANT definition. Another is feeling muchy because you’re shepping. (see comments section for definition) or it’s feeling confident in your behavior or a talent you have…
      In your imagination, wear a Muchness band!! 🙂

  3. Piperlyne

    Muchness – It fits a multitude of needs and should be expressed as such.
    Noun – She has Muchness. The Muchness changed me.
    Adjective – Those are some Muchtastic shoes! I had one Muchy day!
    And then, just for fun, there is
    Verb – You have been Much’d!

    On a side note – I also thought of Muchalicious!

    I hope those are with the right definitions….. This is why I need an editor for the book I am working on. LOL


  4. Tova Post author

    ACTUAL definition from google dictionary:
    much·ness Noun /ˈməCHnəs/
    Greatness in quantity or degree
    this romantic muchness can be overlooked in a story that has a good deal to say
    ….or MY definition…
    Wearing a little sparkle is certainly Muchy, but head to toe sequins to a Saturday morning brunch, complete and utter Muchness.

  5. L'via

    don’t forget to indicate somehow that it’s a personal thing – muchness is different for each individual. what makes me feel muchy does not necessarily work for others. and it’s not just clothes or accessories – it’s a moment in time, a feeling, an experience. not always tangible, but anything that elevates your mood, makes you smile, glow inside, and feel on top of the world. finding your muchness is finding that which elevates your spirit to transcend the ordinary and putting it to work for you to keep you there. searching for your muchness is a journey to finding it, and along the way you test out other people’s muchness to see if it will work for you. you may use tova’s sequins as a surrogate till you find your own, or it may be your muchness, too. meanwhile, tova’s sequins are a talisman for us all to remind us to keep searching for our muchness. or, if we’ve luckily found it, to keep it alive and going. and muchness can evolve. what made me feel muchy today may not work for me in a week. it’s the process of identifying what elevates your spirit on a daily basis. it’s constantly being vigilant for those moments, those tangible and intangible items, those muchtastic shoes in the window, the sparkly chandelier, the freshly picked tomato, the joy on a child’s face being squirted by a sprinkler – and allowing them to ignite a spark in your heart.
    sorry, tova, there’s no one-word definition.

  6. Ayliea

    Muchness: Noun – meaning: To be “Sparkly” or “Brilliant” or “Much more than average” in your dress, or accessories or attitude. I.E., 1) Tova is the optimum of muchness! 2) Pegi’s muchness needs no explanation. 3) Ay doesn’t own anything with muchness any more. (I miss my beautiful sparkly MUCHNESS dresses I left in the states!)

    • Tova Post author

      Ay- I love that!! There is a lot in there that I will use!!! And THANK YOU for contributing!!! I think maybe you need a coffee cup encrusted with sparkly crystals!!! And a sparkly collar for your dogs! And Muchy flip flops and sunglasses!!! I need to expand my product line!!!!

  7. Cory

    Not to be the only crass one…though I usually am…have you ever seen the joke definition of the word F@*k? It is everything! A noun, a verb, an adjective, an exclamation!, a greeting, an….everything. You get the idea. That is Muchness to me. It is everything and use it as often and as varied as you can!

    • Tova Post author

      Cory- I thought the same thing when I was writing this initial post but I talked myself out of writing it. But yes. That IS the perfect example. I am glad you mentioned it so I dont gave to.
      Maybe I’ll use THAT words definition as a template!

  8. Heather

    Muchness: the afterglow of allowing the brain to accept joy in varied, personal forms and then share it with others.

    The art of allowing light, energy, happiness and joy into ones life and refusing to be mired down in the doldrums of the day.

    A state of mind that allows for joy to permeate ones being.


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