Vir`tu*os"i*ty (?), n.

1.

The quality or state of being a virtuoso; in a bad sense, the character of one in whom mere artistic feeling or aesthetic cultivation takes the place of religious character; sentimentalism.

This famous passage . . . over which the virtuosity of modern times, rejoicing in evil, has hung so fondly. C. Kingsley.

2.

Virtuosos, collectively.

Carlyle.

3.

An art or study affected by virtuosos.

 

© Webster 1913.

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