What does nicety mean?

Definitions for nicetyˈnaɪ sɪ ti

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word nicety.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. justness, rightness, nicety(noun)

    conformity with some esthetic standard of correctness or propriety

    "it was performed with justness and beauty"

  2. 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"


  1. nicety(Noun)

    A small detail that is nice or polite to have but isn't necessary.

  2. nicety(Noun)

    Subtlety or precision of use.

  3. Origin: From nicetee, from niceté, from nice; see nice.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nicety(noun)

    the quality or state of being nice (in any of the senses of that word.)

  2. Nicety(noun)

    delicacy or exactness of perception; minuteness of observation or of discrimination; precision

  3. Nicety(noun)

    a delicate expression, act, mode of treatment, distinction, or the like; a minute distinction

  4. Origin: [OE. nicet foolishness.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nicety in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nicety in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Maya Angelou:

    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.

  2. Dean Acheson:

    The task of a public officer seeking to explain and gain support for a major policy is not that of the writer of a doctoral thesis, qualification must give way to simplicity of statement, nicety and nuance to bluntness, almost brutality, in carrying home a point.

Images & Illustrations of nicety

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Translations for nicety

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  • деталь, точностьRussian

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