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.
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- noun The quality of being
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acetous + -ity as -osity; from Late Latin acetositas.
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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.”
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