Meaning of NICETY in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈnī-sə-tē, -stē ]


( 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's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.