What does the word aridity mean?

Usage examples for aridity

  1. No longer green with the humble grass of duties that must grow, To clothe it against desert aridity. – Sea Poems by Cale Young Rice
  2. There is something so unnatural in the conjunction of a scanty vegetation with a soil cursed with hopeless aridity, that the gardens and few green spots, occurring in the neighbourhood of Alexandria, detract from, instead of embellishing, the scene. – Notes of an Overland Journey Through France and Egypt to Bombay by Miss Emma Roberts
  3. That it is his work is clear from the restlessness and discomfort with which it begins, and the trouble it causes in the soul while it lasts; from the obscurity and distress, the aridity and indisposition for prayer and for every good work, which it produces. – The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus by Teresa of Avila