a suffix used to form abstract nouns expressing state or condition: jollity; civility; Latinity.

Words nearby -ity

Origin of -ity

variant of -itie, Middle English -ite < Old French < Latin -itāt- (stem of -itās); in many words representing Latin -itās directly
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British Dictionary definitions for -ity


suffix forming nouns

indicating state or conditiontechnicality

Word Origin for -ity

from Old French -ite, from Latin -itās
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