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domesticity

[doh-me-stis-i-tee]
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noun, plural do·mes·tic·i·ties.
  1. the state of being domestic; domestic or home life.
  2. a domestic or household act, activity, duty, or chore.

Origin of domesticity

First recorded in 1715–25; domestic + -ity
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Examples from the Web for domesticity

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Historical Examples

  • 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

noun plural -ties
  1. home life
  2. devotion to or familiarity with home life
  3. (usually plural) a domestic duty, matter, or condition
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for domesticity

n.

1721; see domestic + -ity.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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