do·​mes·​tic·​i·​ty | \ ˌdō-ˌme-ˈsti-sə-tē How to pronounce domesticity (audio) , -mə-; ˌdä- \
plural domesticities

Definition of domesticity

1 : the quality or state of being domestic or domesticated
2 : domestic activities or life
3 domesticities plural : domestic affairs

Examples of domesticity in a Sentence

We got married and settled into a life of comfortable domesticity.
Recent Examples on the Web But the show does find a sharply satirical undercurrent, critiquing modern female domesticity in a way that grows increasingly pointed, locating a sort of sweet spot between The Shining and The Stepford Wives. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Mar. 2022 The kitchen, historically the symbolic heart of domesticity in the Arab world, has often kept women tethered to household responsibility, and out of the work force. New York Times, 5 July 2022 How much contented domesticity can a viewer be subjected to? John Anderson, WSJ, 19 May 2022 As a moody exploration of a complex but very real rejection of domesticity, however, Huesera is absolutely worth watching and a stunner of an outing. Jeff Ewing, Forbes, 10 June 2022 In what ways are domesticity, motherhood, or even femininity itself damning?, 26 May 2022 Drake has talked about avoiding or undercutting stereotypical images of femininity, domesticity, and motherhood, but it’s the last of these that seems to stir the most unresolved feelings. Vince Aletti, The New Yorker, 2 Apr. 2022 Food anchors the absolutely bonkers plot by providing a relatable backdrop of domesticity. Esra Erol, Bon Appétit, 24 Mar. 2022 There were only four of us, and the boss, with dreams of domesticity, invited Brian and I to play bridge with him and his new boyfriend, Jon. Kevin Fisher-paulson, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of domesticity

1721, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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7 Aug 2022

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“Domesticity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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