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viridity

[ vuh-rid-i-tee ]
/ vəˈrɪd ɪ ti /
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noun

OTHER WORDS FOR viridity

1 verdancy.
2 naiveté, simplicity, unsophistication, unworldliness.
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Origin of viridity

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English, from Old French viridité, from Latin viriditās (stem viriditāt- ) “greenness (as of vegetation; youth, inexperience,” equivalent to viridi(s) “green” + -tās- -ty2
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How to use viridity in a sentence

  • His talent is a living shoot grafted on a stout wild stock of glorious viridity.

    The Book of Masks|Remy de Gourmont

British Dictionary definitions for viridity

viridity
/ (vɪˈrɪdɪtɪ) /

noun
the quality or state of being green; greenness; verdancy
innocence, youth, or freshness

Word Origin for viridity

C15: from Latin viriditās, from viridis green
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