Meaning of NICETY in English

NICETY

/ ˈnaɪsəti; NAmE / noun ( pl. -ies ) ( formal )

1.

[ C , usually pl. ] the small details or points of difference, especially concerning the correct way of behaving or of doing things

2.

[ U ] ( formal ) the quality of being very detailed or careful about sth :

The nicety of his argument.

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English (in the sense foolish conduct ): from Old French nicete , based on Latin nescius ignorant, from nescire not know.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.