(Latin: suffix used to form abstract nouns expressing act, state, quality, property, or condition corresponding to an adjective)
"A clubfoot is an abnormality that can often be surgically corrected."2. A feature or characteristic that is not usual or typical; especially, something that is worrying or which shows there may be something wrong or harmful: "The dictionary lists several abnormalities which can be considered mental health issues."
3. A difference in intelligence that falls outside the typical range of intelligence: "The school is providing special classes for students with abnormalities who need special educational approaches."
2. Being fully involved in doing something that a person wants to achieve: "Shirley's absorbabilities while studying at the university resulted in a doctor's degree that was achieved in less time than is normally required."
2. An upward slope on a hill.
2. Harshness, bitterness, or severity: "She had a reputation for expressing her temperamental acerbities in language which was very bitter and disturbing for those to whom she directed such acerbities."
2. Special degree of sensitivity.
2. Corpulence; fatness.
3. Excessive accumulation of lipids (fat) in a site or organ.
2. Family resemblance or a relationship by marriage: "There was a special affinity for the two friends because they were also cousins."
3. An inherent similarity between people or things: "There is a close affinity between lemons and limes."
"Sarah felt an affinity with all of those who suffered because their pains were also her pains."4. Etymology: Affinity comes from Latin affinitas, which means "kinship by marriage, as distinct from blood kinship".
"In the 18th century, naturalists started to use affinity to mean a family resemblance (as between cats and lions)."
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2. General skillfulness, especially with the hands; very skillful and versatile; using both hands with equal facility.
2. An expression or statement that has more than one meaning: "There were ambiguities in the diagnosis by the physician regarding Nick's mental condition."
3. That which causes uncertainty or confusion: "Because of the nature of the ambiguities of the answers provided by the politician, people were becoming less confident in his qualifications."
2. Left-handed on both sides; clumsy; as opposed to ambidexter.
3. Awkwardness in the use of either or both hands.