-ity for learners of EnglishPowered by COBUILD (-ɪti)
Word forms: -ities
-ity is added to adjectives, sometimes in place of '-ious', to form nounsreferring to the state, quality, or behaviour described by the adjective. ⇒ I, for one, admire his audacity. ⇒ He enjoyed the tranquillity of village life. ⇒ ...life with all its contradictions and complexities.