Ventosity

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ventosity Quality or state of being ventose; windiness; hence, vainglory; pride.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ventosity Windiness; flatulence.
    • n ventosity Empty pride; vainglory; inflated vanity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ventosity windiness: empty pride
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. ventositas,: cf. F. ventosité,. See Ventose (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. ventosus—ventus, wind.

Usage

In literature:

Speech by Boissy d'Anglas, Ventose 3, year II.
"The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 4 (of 6)" by Hippolyte A. Taine
Balmy, froth, puffie, inflate, turgidous, and ventosity are come up.
"The Poetaster" by Ben Jonson
Seek something better than ventosity beneath the sky.
"Droll Stories, Complete" by Honore de Balzac
Ventose: inflated; puffed out.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Paris, i Ventose l'An ad.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
Paris, i Ventose l'An ad.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Volume III. 1791-1804" by Thomas Paine
He presented the report supporting the decree of the 3rd Ventose of the year III.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
The thirteenth Ventose, year seven of the Republic, third March, year of J.C., 1799.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 3, June, 1851" by Various
On the 3rd of Ventose, year II.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 8" by Various
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