Definitions

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  • n. pertness; sauciness

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Pertness; sauciness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Satiricalness; sauciness; pertness.

Etymologies

Latin dicacitas: compare French dicacité. See dicacious. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • “O my lord,” replied he, “I seek only to introduce thee to these fellows of infinite mirth, the sons of men of worth, amongst whom there is neither procacity nor dicacity nor loquacity; for never, since I grew to years of discretion, could I endure to consort with one who asketh questions concerning what concerneth him not, nor have I ever frequented any save those who are, like myself, men of few words.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • "O my lord," replied he, "I seek only to introduce thee to these fellows of infinite mirth, the sons of men of worth, amongst whom there is neither procacity nor dicacity nor loquacity; for never, since I grew to years of discretion, could I endure to consort with one who asketh questions concerning what concerneth him not, nor have

    Arabian nights. English

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  • JM just doesn't know what to say about dicacity!

    January 30, 2011