ver·​sa·​til·​i·​ty ˌvər-sə-ˈti-lə-tē How to pronounce versatility (audio)
: the quality or state of being versatile
a writer of great versatility

Examples of versatility in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Goodrow won over Sharks fans with his versatility and no-nonsense style, and was popular in the San Jose dressing room for his willingness to stick up for teammates. Curtis Pashelka, The Mercury News, 19 June 2024 Summer dressing is all about ease and elegance, but should also prioritize versatility — from day to night, work to vacay, and everything in between. Olivia Cigliano, WWD, 17 June 2024 Carrie also spent hours researching what to consider when shopping for stand mixers, including versatility, ease of use and cleaning, and dough consistency. Carrie Honaker, Southern Living, 17 June 2024 In an interview with the trade show, Marco Stefanelli, Stella Blu’s director of marketing and business development, lauded the technology’s versatility and ability to achieve desirable vintage effects while eliminating indigo baths and laundry processes. Angela Velasquez, Sourcing Journal, 14 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for versatility 

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Word History


versatile + -ity

First Known Use

1668, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of versatility was in 1668

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Cite this Entry

“Versatility.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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