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legerity

[ luh-jer-i-tee ]
/ ləˈdʒɛr ɪ ti /
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noun
physical or mental quickness; nimbleness; agility.
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Origin of legerity

First recorded in 1555–65; from Middle French legerete, equivalent to leger (from unrecorded Vulgar Latin leviārius; see levity, -ary) + -ete -ity
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How to use legerity in a sentence

  • Hence, it would be an unpardonable legerity to close our eyes to the dangers lurking beneath an apparent passivity.

    The New World of Islam|Lothrop Stoddard
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