AskDefine | Define versatility

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versatility n : having a wide variety of skills

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  • /ˌvərsəˈtɪlɪti/ (US)

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  1. The property of being versatile or having many different abilities; flexibility.
    • 1749, Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, Letters to His Son 1749
      Those are the sort of women who polish a young man the most, and who give him that habit of complaisance, and that flexibility and versatility of manners which prove of great use to him with men, and in the course of business.

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