- 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 normalcyordinariness, uniformity, normality, commonality, prevalence, regularity, commonness, averageness, routineness
Examples from the Web for normalcy
Contemporary Examples of normalcy
Still, the urge to seek a return to normalcy remains powerful, he said, and could drive more people in Syria toward the truces.Local Truces Are Syria’s Sad Little Pieces of Peace
November 18, 2014
Normalcy and reality were keystones of the Republican agenda.Earth to DNC: Dyspeptic Dad Still Votes, Too
November 11, 2014
The normalcy of his domestic life was somehow surprising to me.The Woody Allen Allegations: Not So Fast
Robert B. Weide
January 27, 2014
My normalcy has its own poignancy and beauty to it that most hearing people will never know.This Is What It Is Like To Be Deaf From Birth
December 23, 2013
Normalcy also works in Iowa for pro-life Republican Governor Terry Branstad.Hillary Clinton Vs. the GOP Boys’ Club: Fighting for the Female Vote
October 21, 2013
Historical Examples of normalcy
There are the children who have nothing, no love, no normalcy.
Perhaps you won't think so when you see me get back to normalcy.Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman
Emma Speed Sampson
The house party departed and Buck Hill settled into normalcy.The Comings of Cousin Ann
Emma Speed Sampson
A measure of normalcy had, by 1902, returned to life in Northern Virginia.The Fairfax County Courthouse
Ross D. Netherton
Parallel to normalcy ran the stream of radicalism, its enemy.Proclaim Liberty!
Word Origin and History for normalcy
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).