- the quality or condition of being normal, as the general economic, political, and social conditions of a nation; normality: After months of living in a state of tension, all yearned for a return to normalcy.
Origin of normalcy
Related Words for normalciesordinariness, uniformity, normality, commonality, prevalence, regularity, commonness, averageness, routineness
Word Origin and History for normalcies
1857, "mathematical condition of being at right angles," from normal + -cy. Associated since c.1920 with U.S. president Warren G. Harding and derided as an example of his incompetent speaking style. Previously used mostly in the mathematical sense. The word prefered by purists for "a normal situation" is normality (1849).