Definitions for nicetyˈnaɪ sɪ ti
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justness, rightness, nicety(noun)
conformity with some esthetic standard of correctness or propriety
"it was performed with justness and beauty"
nuance, nicety, shade, subtlety, refinement(noun)
a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
"without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor"; "don't argue about shades of meaning"
A small detail that is nice or polite to have but isn't necessary.
Subtlety or precision of use.
Origin: From nicetee, from niceté, from nice; see nice.
the quality or state of being nice (in any of the senses of that word.)
delicacy or exactness of perception; minuteness of observation or of discrimination; precision
a delicate expression, act, mode of treatment, distinction, or the like; a minute distinction
Origin: [OE. nicet foolishness.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
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- деталь, точностьRussian
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