aridity


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ar·id

 (ăr′ĭd)
adj.
1. Lacking moisture, especially having insufficient rainfall to support trees or woody plants: an arid climate.
2. Lacking interest or feeling; lifeless and dull: a technically perfect but arid musical performance.

[Latin āridus, from ārēre, to be dry; see as- in Indo-European roots.]

a·rid′i·ty (ə-rĭd′ĭ-tē), ar′id·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aridity - the quality of yielding nothing of valuearidity - the quality of yielding nothing of value
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
poorness - less than adequate; "the relative poorness of New England farmland"
unproductiveness - the quality of lacking the power to produce
2.aridity - a deficiency of moisture (especially when resulting from a permanent absence of rainfall)aridity - a deficiency of moisture (especially when resulting from a permanent absence of rainfall)
dryness, waterlessness, xerotes - the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
Translations
قُحولَه، جَفاف
suchostvyprahlost
tørhedufrugtbarhed
òurrkur
çoraklıkkuraklık

aridity

[əˈrɪdɪtɪ] N (lit, fig) → aridez f

aridity

[əˈrɪdɪti] naridité f

aridity

n (of countryside, soil)Dürre f; (of climate)Trockenheit f, → Aridität f (spec); (fig: of subject) → Trockenheit f, → Nüchternheit f; (of existence)Freudlosigkeit f, → Öde f

aridity

[əˈrɪdɪtɪ] naridità

arid

(ˈӕrid) adjective
dry. The soil is rather arid.
aˈridity noun
ˈaridness noun
References in classic literature ?
His soul was filled on a sudden with a singular aridity. He began to forget the presence of God which had seemed so surrounding; and his religious exercises, still very punctually performed, grew merely formal.
The balloon, having been made fast to a solitary tree, almost completely dried up by the aridity of the region in which it stood, passed the night in perfect quietness; and the travellers were enabled to enjoy a little of the repose which they so greatly needed.
The travellers were now entering one of those great steppes of the Far West, where the prevalent aridity of the atmosphere renders the country unfit for cultivation.
Their weary march that day had been forty-five miles, over a tract that might rival the deserts of Africa for aridity. Indeed, the sufferings of the traveller on these American deserts is frequently more severe than in the wastes of Africa or Asia, from being less habituated and prepared to cope with them.
Its dry pale surface stretched severely onward, unbroken by a single figure, vehicle, or mark, save some occasional brown horse-droppings which dotted its cold aridity here and there.
Though wrought ages since, it was but little weather-worn owing to the aridity of the Martian atmosphere, the infrequency of rains, and the rarity of dust storms.
It would do away with all the multitude of the "parvenus," whom she disliked and mistrusted, not because they had arrived anywhere (she denied that), but because of their profound unintelligence of the world, which was the primary cause of the crudity of their perceptions and the aridity of their hearts.
But he was shy of giving her an opportunity, because, if her communication bore upon the aridity of her matrimonial lot, he was at a loss to see how he could help her.
The very learned gentleman who has cooled the natural heat of his gingery complexion in pools and fountains of law until he has become great in knotty arguments for term-time, when he poses the drowsy bench with legal "chaff," inexplicable to the uninitiated and to most of the initiated too, is roaming, with a characteristic delight in aridity and dust, about Constantinople.
On the slope the blossoms of the wine-wooded manzanita filled the air with springtime odors, while the leaves, wise with experience, were already beginning their vertical twist against the coming aridity of summer.
Where Oluf felt sunk in aridity, Thea's disconnection is akin to Nansen's polar expedition: like his boat, Fram (Forward), she feels "a drifting laboratory on inland ice." Whereto?
``The suspicion of relationships, the determination not to repeat the charmless aridity of his parents' marriage.