from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The termination of abstract nouns formed in -ity from adjectives in -ible, as in credibility, legibility, etc., from credible, legible, etc. It is properly the double suffix -bility, with a preceding original or euphonic vowel i-. Compare -ability, and see -bility.


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  • The Pakistan Taliban claimed respons ibility for an attack this month on Karachi's revered Abdullah Shah Ghazi shrine, which killed eight people.

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  • While, as Nancy says, suspense fiction doesn't require series-ibility, the crime-solving subgenre does seem to demand it.

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  • There is the Matisse landscape, The Pink Wall, that was somehow obtained by Kurt Gerstein, an SS officer with specific resp­on­s­­ibility for delivering Zyklon B to the camps who eventually took his own life in July 1945.

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  • Let us think about the question's implications as regards our response-ibility.

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  • The lure of firmness and slice-ibility, led me to ricotta salata.


  • These particles were protected by a distortion of the fields of vis - ibility.

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  • He says they was sworn by three former employes of the Bureau which was fired for in-competence and in-com-pat-ibility by Kingsley-Schultz.

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  • He paused, laughing carelessly, for greater plausibility. ibility.


  • He recalls earning "street cred (ibility)" as a musician by being able to play "Crossroads" by age 14.

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  • 'The great bonus is that it gives you flex-ibility.

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