Meaning of NICETY in English


/nuy"si tee/ , n. , pl. niceties .

1. a delicate or fine point; punctilio: niceties of protocol.

2. a fine distinction; subtlety; detail: the niceties of the filigree work.

3. Usually, niceties . a refined, elegant, or choice feature, as of manner or living: working hard to acquire the niceties of life.

4. exactness or precision.

5. the quality of being nice; niceness.

6. delicacy of character, as of something requiring care or tact: a matter of considerable nicety.

[ 1275-1325; ME: silliness, extravagance, cleverness niceté. See NICE, -TY ]

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