so·lid·i·ty | \sə-ˈli-də-tē \
plural solidities

Definition of solidity 

1 : the quality or state of being solid

2 : something solid

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Examples of solidity in a Sentence

The solidity of his convictions impressed us. the solidity of his word is such that I don't need a written contract—or anything else

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Built on a fresh platform with a lower center of gravity and a longer wheelbase, the new Camry exuded solidity and proved a quiet cruiser. Al Haas,, "2018 Toyota Camry adds style and zip | Al Haas," 3 Apr. 2018 However, Didier Deschamps' team did give up three goals to the Argentines, raising questions about the solidity of their defensive line. Juan Pimiento,, "England end their jinx, Sweden survive and the best of the World Cup week," 5 July 2018 And this defensive solidity has meant that Brazil have conceded just six goals in 25 games and just one at this World Cup., "Brazil's Casemiro Suspended for World Cup Quarterfinal Clash With Belgium," 3 July 2018 There is, however, a school of thought that Eric Dier could be brought in alongside Jordan Henderson to offer greater midfielder solidity. Jamie Spencer, Pro Soccer USA, "World Cup preview Croatia vs England: Head to Head, Team News, Prediction & More," 11 July 2018 The ability of Cristiano Ronaldo (and to a far lesser extent Ricardo Quaresma) to conjure goals from set plays and half-chances means basic solidity can carry it a long way. Jonathan Wilson,, "World Cup Round of 16 Power Rankings: Who Has Best Shot to Win it All?," 29 June 2018 However, their combination of defensive solidity, industriousness and flair will still present a tough test for the Swedes, who have generally looked efficient but unspectacular at this summer's World Cup., "World Cup Preview: Mexico vs Sweden - Recent Form, Team News, Classic Encounter & More," 26 June 2018 Long story short: Iceland became the darlings of Euro 2016, appointed a manager who is a part-time dentist, stunned fans with their bend-but-not-break solidity, and have more or less stuck to the same approach ever since. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "Lionel Messi’s World Cup Frustrations Continue in Draw With Iceland," 16 June 2018 Although a similar formational structure to that of Ajax during the three years prior, a much greater emphasis on solidity proved to be the overriding aspect., "Why Real Madrid's Galacticos Don't Deserve to Be Remembered as One of Europe's Greatest Ever Sides," 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of solidity

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of solidity was in the 14th century

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English Language Learners Definition of solidity

: the quality or state of being solid

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to reject or criticize sharply

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