Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. craftiness, cunning

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Acuteness of discernment; cunningness; shrewdness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Skill; discernment; shrewdness. Also callidness.

Etymologies

Latin calliditas. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And, large though it was, it was a tiny sum when considered in its relations to Cayle Clark's callidetic index - if the callidity were due to follow a money pattern.

    The Weapon Shops of Isher

  • Once started on the right path, the pace of activity, the pattern of callidity, would be a direct moving cube, piling up so fast that no human brain would grasp the extent of what was happening until afterwards.

    The Weapon Shops of Isher

  • Several long days and night passed unmolested, all seemed to have grounded their arms of rebellion, and no callidity appeared to be going on with any of the parties.

    The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories

  • "Among other things," he said slowly, "the illusion energies have some qualifying effect on callidity.

    The Weapon Shops of Isher

  • "For a reason which she considers to have been impulse, but which is traceable to his callidity, she attached him to her personal staff and he is there now.

    The Weapon Shops of Isher

  • He hesitated, then, "Mrs. Clark, on the day you were married you took your husband's callidity measurements and gave them to us.

    The Weapon Shops of Isher

  • "Your husband's callidity at the time you measured him was the highest that has ever been recorded in the history of the Information Center.

    The Weapon Shops of Isher

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  • Acuteness of discernment; cunningness; shrewdness

    November 20, 2007