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[suh-lid-i-tee] /səˈlɪd ɪ ti/
the state, property, or quality of being solid.
firmness and strength; substantialness:
an argument with little solidity.
strength of mind, character, finances, etc.
Obsolete. the amount of space occupied by a solid body; volume.
Origin of solidity
1525-35; < Latin soliditās, equivalent to solid(us) solid + -itās -ity
Related forms
unsolidity, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • We show off by noting the interestingness of our companions, the solidity of our relationships, the fabulousness of our meals.
  • solidity emerges as being intricate, giddy, playful.
  • The poles were still slender, but they'd acquired bulk, solidity.
  • They have a weight and solidity to them, which makes them almost tangible.
  • The authors of the lies about the solidity of climate science should own up and admit that they are wrong.
  • solidity in the north made up for fragility in the south.
  • The irony is that property's appeal is founded on its supposed solidity.
  • Fiscal restraint and sustained domestic demand have given the economy solidity.
  • The psychiatrists have in this field much too early rejected the solidity of the psychic structure.
  • Constructed of kiln dried hardwood, the chair promises lasting strength and solidity.
Word Origin and History for solidity

late 14c., from Middle French solidité or directly from Latin soliditatem (nominative soliditas), from solidus (see solid (adj.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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