Related to concinnity: nary, inexplicably, ilk, allegedly


n. pl. con·cin·ni·ties
1. Harmony in the arrangement or interarrangement of parts with respect to a whole.
2. Studied elegance and facility in style of expression: "He has what one character calls 'the gifts of concinnity and concision,' that deft swipe with a phrase that can be so devastating in children" (Elizabeth Ward).
3. An instance of harmonious arrangement or studied elegance and facility.

[From Latin concinnitās, from concinnāre, to put in order, from concinnus, deftly joined.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


n, pl -ties
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a harmonious arrangement of parts, esp in literary works, speeches, etc
[C16: from Latin concinnitās a skilful combining of various things, from concinnāre to adjust, of obscure origin]
conˈcinnous adj
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(kənˈsɪn ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. harmony of tone as well as logic among the elements of a discourse.
2. any harmonious adaptation of parts.
[1525–35; < Latin concinnitās=concinn(us) neatly arranged]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.


harmony or fitness, especially of literary style. — concinnous, adj.
See also: Literary Style
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Nature Speaks -- Consilience, Concinnity and the Way: 7 p.m.
It is this sense of quandary, in combination with the artist's mastery of technical and formal principles--her ability to extract such a remarkable concinnity from the collapse of painterly, sculptural, and photographic effects--that makes these works so exceptional.
"Concinnity" here describes an elegant new framework for the smooth, harmonious integration of the board and the C-suite and the structure required to achieve alignment and effective performance.
Global X Funds launched the Global X Conscious Companies ETF (KRMA), which tracks a proprietary index created by Concinnity Advisors.
The company it tracks a proprietary index created by Concinnity Advisors to identify companies that have demonstrated a long term focus on creating positive outcomes for a variety of stakeholders.
From Corporate Concinnity in the Boardroom by Nancy Falls.
He begins by reviewing cynicism in antiquity, then offers close readings of elegant expedience in Machiavelli's Il Principe (~1513), acute concinnity in Graci[sz]n's Or[sz]culo manuel y arte de prudencia (1647), a "Diogenes redivivus" in Diderot's Le Neveu de Rameau (~1774/1805/1891), and beyond morality or cynicism in Nietzsche's Nachgelassene Fragmente (1884-89).
They are a melange of the old and obscure and I shall attempt with considered concinnity to give them an airing for the edification of philistines who may be obambulating through subtopia and beyond, and hope this will not be considered knavery or the act of a rapscallion or dismissed as simple flapdoodle but accepted as an exercise by an honest opsimath.
The case involved a limited liability company, Concinnity LLC, which purchased 300 acres of undeveloped land divided into four sections.
Given the close concinnity between the ideological project of these texts and that of The Elder Statesman, a question poses itself.