[syn: aridity, aridness, thirstiness]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Aridity \A*rid"i*ty\, n.; pl. Aridities. [L. ariditas, fr.
1. The state or quality of being arid or without moisture;
2. Fig.: Want of interest of feeling; insensibility; dryness
of style or feeling; spiritual drought. --Norris.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the quality of yielding nothing of value [syn:
fruitlessness, aridity, barrenness] [ant:
2: a deficiency of moisture (especially when resulting from a
permanent absence of rainfall) [syn: aridity, aridness,