Meaning of NICETY in English



Pronunciation: ' n ī -s ə -t ē , -st ē

Function: noun

Inflected Form: plural -ties

Etymology: Middle English nicete, from Anglo-French niceté foolishness, from nice, adjective

Date: 14th century

1 : the quality or state of being nice

2 : an elegant, delicate, or civilized feature <enjoy the niceties of life>

3 : a fine point or distinction : SUBTLETY <the niceties of table manners>

4 : careful attention to details : delicate exactness : PRECISION

5 : delicacy of taste or feeling : FASTIDIOUSNESS

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.