She coyly owned to aridity, and they entered the saloon, kept by a Dutchman who spoke English.
There is aridity, there is wildness, and yet there is a certain monotony.
Giotto has here rendered the aridity of the summit of La Vernia, its pinnacles of rocks with stunted trees.
That great craving for cold and wet is a sign of the heat and aridity that is within.
On the dust it shines; on the gray Egyptian plain, in its season of aridity, it shimmers, and eclipses everything.
But usually it is merely the problem of aridity; which is only a challenge to enterprise.
Then he saw the long street flecked with sunshine stretching onward into the aridity of endless to-morrows.
He might have learnt from his own experience the aridity of a life which is barren of love.
The leading feature in the climate of the extensive and irregular region just outlined is its aridity.
As aridity is the weak point of the Pampas in their agricultural aspect, so monotony is the defect of their scenery.
1590s, from Middle French aridité or directly from Latin ariditatem (nominative ariditas) "dryness," from aridus (see arid). The Latin word was used figuratively of unadorned styles as well as stingy men.
1650s, "dry, parched," from French aride (15c.) or directly from Latin aridus "dry, arid, parched," from arere "to be dry," from PIE root *as- "to burn, glow" (see ash (n.1)). Figurative sense of "uninteresting" is from 1827. Related: Aridly.