solidity

noun
so·​lid·​i·​ty | \ sə-ˈli-də-tē How to pronounce solidity (audio) \
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
Recent Examples on the Web Descriptions of settings and of physical appearances are willfully, almost comically bland, bereft of the colors and the outlines that give realist fiction its sense of solidity. Merve Emre, The New Yorker, 31 May 2021 Its sincerity and solidity are never in doubt — the actor’s directorial career is certainly off to a clean-lined, competent start. Jessica Kiang, Rolling Stone, 5 May 2021 This isn’t a tremendously exciting pick, but the Baltimore franchise understands the power of solidity on the offensive line, particularly after last season in which the group took a step backward, causing the offense to take a step back. Daniel Oyefusi, baltimoresun.com, 20 Apr. 2021 How can these adults pretend there is any solidity to their household when they were just recently married to other people? Elaine Blair, The New York Review of Books, 24 Sep. 2020 How can these adults pretend there is any solidity to their household when they were just recently married to other people? Elaine Blair, The New York Review of Books, 24 Sep. 2020 How can these adults pretend there is any solidity to their household when they were just recently married to other people? Elaine Blair, The New York Review of Books, 24 Sep. 2020 And its sheer heft—a whopping 4134 pounds—implies both solidity and extravagant hardware. Arthur St. Antoine, Car and Driver, 27 Nov. 2020 How can these adults pretend there is any solidity to their household when they were just recently married to other people? Elaine Blair, The New York Review of Books, 24 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of solidity

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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13 Jun 2021

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“Solidity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/solidity. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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solidity

noun

English Language Learners Definition of solidity

: the quality or state of being solid

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