from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Softness; luxuriousness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Softness; effeminacy; weakness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Softness; effeminacy.
It is true that нега has two distinct nuances: voluptuous languor and simple enjoyment; but, instead of using any of the obvious equivalents, Mr. Nabokov has dug up from the dictionary the rare and obsolete mollitude, a word which his readers can never have encountered but which he uses for the first of these meanings; and for the second he has discovered dulcitude.
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