Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being acetous or sour; acidity; sourness; tartness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being acetous; sourness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality of being acetous; sourness.

Etymologies

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acetous + -ity as -osity; from Late Latin acetositas.

Examples

  • Solomon looked astonished — “Xantippe, the wife of Socrates,” said he, “is recorded a termagant and a scold, but with her acetosity his philosophy enabled him to bear; but it is apodictical to me, that whoever has the misfortune to marry you will, without amphibology, have more occasion for patience and philosophy than ever Socrates had.”

    Lovers and Friends; or, Modern Attachments

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