Dicacity
Dicacity Di*cac"i*ty, n. [L. dicacitas: cf. F. dicacit['e]. See {Dicacious}.] Pertness; sauciness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • dicacity — di·cac·i·ty …   English syllables

  • dicacity — dīˈkasəd.ē noun ( es) Etymology: Latin dicacitas, from dicac , dicax satirical, sarcastic, witty (from dicere to say) + itas ity more at diction archaic : raillery : biting wi …   Useful english dictionary

  • dicacious — adjective /daɪˈkeɪʃəs/ Talkative; pert; saucy. So obstinate was this dicacious and pleonastic old man, in his struggles to monopolise the whole conversation in the salle à manger, that upon a gentle, respectable, and seedy English clergyman, with …   Wiktionary

  • Insolence — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Undue assumption of superiority. < N PARAG:Insolence >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 insolence insolence Sgm: N 1 haughtiness haughtiness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 arrogance arrogance airs Sgm: N 1 overbearance overbearance …   English dictionary for students

  • dicacious — /di kāˈshəs/ adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑dicacity …   Useful english dictionary

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