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domesticity

[doh-me-stis-i-tee] /ˌdoʊ mɛˈstɪs ɪ ti/
noun, plural domesticities.
1.
the state of being domestic; domestic or home life.
2.
a domestic or household act, activity, duty, or chore.
Origin of domesticity
1715-1725
First recorded in 1715-25; domestic + -ity
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Examples from the Web for domesticity
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  • Oddly, considering her life, she had a genius for domesticity.

    Jill the Reckless P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
  • She seems too remote—that is the word—for the ordinary wear and tear of domesticity.

    Robert Orange John Oliver Hobbes
  • The literary life has its perils, so far as domesticity is concerned.

    Immortal Memories Clement Shorter
  • But there was something spurious about his domesticity, Ursula did not like him any more.

    The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • In her existence there seemed no secrets, no shadows, no contrasts, and no domesticity.

    The Limit Ada Leverson
British Dictionary definitions for domesticity

domesticity

/ˌdəʊmɛˈstɪsɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
home life
2.
devotion to or familiarity with home life
3.
(usually pl) a domestic duty, matter, or condition
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Word Origin and History for domesticity
n.

1721; see domestic + -ity.

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