Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or condition of being rubicund; ruddiness, redness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being rubicund; ruddiness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being rubicund; redness.

Etymologies

rubicund +‎ -ity (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He was a hale man, and well preserved for his time of life; but nevertheless, the extra rubicundity of his face, and certain incipient pimply excrescences about his nose, gave tokens that he lived too freely.

    Castle Richmond

  • He wore no gloves; but the bloated rubicundity of his hands was relieved by

    The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851

  • "Atlantean shoulders," and bore upon its tower-like and sturdy stem, a countenance prepossessing from its good-humour, and amazing for its plumpness and rubicundity.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 13, No. 359, March 7, 1829

  • As both these worthies were distinguished by that rubicundity of face with which it is marked, the reader may decree the honour of a sitting to which he pleases.

    The Works of William Hogarth: In a Series of Engravings With Descriptions, and a Comment on Their Moral Tendency

  • A glaring red paper gave a rich appearance to the hall; the stair carpet also added its contribution to the rubicundity of the scene, which was brought to a _ne plus ultra_ by the nether habiliments of the two gentlemen who, as already stated, did the honours of the door.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 55, No. 342, April, 1844

  • Macaulay spoke of his “rector-like amplitude and rubicundity.”

    Sydney Smith

  • Swinging on an iron bar which projected from the porticoed entrance, and supported by two grimacing cherubs, once daintily pink, but now verging on rubicundity, a change due either to the vicissitudes of the weather or to the close proximity to the wine-cellars, -- was a horn of plenty, the pristine glory of which had also departed.

    The Grey Cloak

  • Elsa leaned upon her elbows, and she smiled a little as she noted that the purple had gone from his nose and that it had resumed its accustomed rubicundity.

    Parrot & Co.

  • For thirty years his mottled nose and the rubicundity of his cheeks were the ineffaceable ensigns of his intemperance.

    A Book of Scoundrels

  • Nothing can present a more striking contrast to his rapid, loud, laughing utterance, and his rector - like amplitude and rubicundity, than the low, slow, emphatic tone, and the corpse-like face of Rogers.

    Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay Volume 1

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  • To my surprise I was hustled from behind by what logically I took to be other conférenciers – except that they were two broad-hipped, headscarfed women of uplands rubicundity whom you would expect to see behind a trestle table selling twelve eggs and a skinned rabbit rather than signing copies of their latest novel.
    — Julian Barnes, 1996, 'Gnossienne', in Cross Channel

    July 10, 2008