Insuavity In*suav"i*ty, n. [L. insuavitas: cf. F. insuavit['e]. See {In-} not, and {Suavity}.] Lack of suavity; unpleasantness. [Obs.] --Burton. [1913 Webster]

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  • insuavity — (ˈ)in, ən+ noun Etymology: Latin insuavitas, from insuavis unpleasant (from in in (I) + suavis pleasant) + itas ity more at sweet : lack of suavity : brusqueness …   Useful english dictionary

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