I could be artistic. I could have artistry running through my veins. I could be an inartistic bastard too.
But I couldn’t accuse myself of inartistry, simply because inartistic doesn’t have a noun form.
There is no entry for inartistry in the dictionary!
I don’t get it. Why not accept inartistry? There might be some pedantic grammatical reason for it after all, but my casual survey reveals nothing. It is only fair that the word should be accepted by the lexicographers, because there is no other word which expresses the idea with such precision and eloquence.
I have already used it in one of my earlier posts for the want of a better word (the first word of fifth paragraph), but nobody seemed to notice it.
It will be delightful if any of my readers could shed some more light on this matter.