commitment vs committedness what difference

what is difference between commitment and committedness



commit +‎ -ment


  • Hyphenation: com‧mit‧ment


commitment (countable and uncountable, plural commitments)

  1. The act or an instance of committing, putting in charge, keeping, or trust, especially:
    1. The act of sending a legislative bill to committee for review.
    2. Official consignment sending a person to prison or a mental health institution.
  2. Promise or agreement to do something in the future, especially:
    1. Act of assuming a financial obligation at a future date.
  3. Being bound emotionally or intellectually to a course of action or to another person or persons.
  4. The trait of sincerity and focused purpose.
  5. Perpetration as in a crime or mistake.
  6. State of being pledged or engaged.
  7. The act of being locked away, such as in an institution for the mentally ill or in jail.


Related terms

  • commit
  • committal
  • noncommittal


  • Portuguese: cometimento


Further reading

  • commitment in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • commitment in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.



committed +‎ -ness


committedness (uncountable)

  1. The state or condition of being committed; commitment.

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