What does nicety mean?

nicety meaning in General Dictionary

conformity with some esthetic standard of correctness or propriety

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  • a subtle difference in definition or viewpoint or mindset
  • the high quality or state to be good in just about any of this senses of that word
  • The quality or condition of being good (in just about any of this senses of that word.).
  • Delicacy or exactness of perception; minuteness of observation or of discrimination; accuracy.
  • A delicate expression, act, mode of therapy, distinction, and/or like; a moment distinction.

nicety meaning in Etymology Dictionary

mid-14c., "folly, stupidity," from Old French nicet


nicety meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) The product quality or state to be nice (in virtually any of this sensory faculties of the word.).

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  • (letter.) Delicacy or exactness of perception; minuteness of observation or of discrimination; accuracy.
  • (letter.) A delicate expression, act, mode of therapy, distinction, or perhaps the like; a moment difference.

Sentence Examples with the word nicety

A strength such that there is a delay of 4 or 5 minutes before any effect is apparent will be found suitable, but no great nicety of adjustment is necessary.

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