Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. forwardness; pertness; petulance

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Forwardness; pertness; petulance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Impudence; petulance.

Etymologies

Latin procacitas. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "The procacity of the juvenile is progressing," remarked Frank.

    Louis' School Days A Story for Boys

  • “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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