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[doh-me-stis-i-tee] /ˌdoʊ mɛˈstɪs ɪ ti/
noun, plural domesticities.
the state of being domestic; domestic or home life.
a domestic or household act, activity, duty, or chore.
Origin of domesticity
1715-25; domestic + -ity Unabridged
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  • Mr. Ventnor ran his hand over his whiskers, and, entering a room, was impressed at once by its air of domesticity.

    Five Tales John Galsworthy
  • Oddly, considering her life, she had a genius for domesticity.

    Jill the Reckless P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
  • A kind of domesticity had crept into their relations, and this drew Esther nearer to him.

    Spiritual Adventures Arthur Symons
  • She seems too remote—that is the word—for the ordinary wear and tear of domesticity.

    Robert Orange John Oliver Hobbes
  • As for domesticity, it ages one rapidly, and distracts ones mind from higher things.

British Dictionary definitions for domesticity


noun (pl) -ties
home life
devotion to or familiarity with home life
(usually pl) a domestic duty, matter, or condition
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for domesticity

1721; see domestic + -ity.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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