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grăcĭlĭtas , ātis, f. gracilis,
I.slenderness, thinness, leanness, meagreness.
II. Trop., of style, simplicity, plainness, want of ornament (post-Aug.): “quid Periclea? similemne credimus Lysiacae gracilitati?Quint. 12, 10, 24; cf.: “exempla in Latina lingua M. Varro esse dicit ubertatis Pacuvium, gracilitatis Lucilium, mediocritatis Terentium,Gell. 7, 14, 6 (v. the whole 14th chap.): “pressa illa narrationis,Quint. 4, 3, 2; 1, 9, 2.
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