nicety: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (nī'si-tē), [key]
— pl. -ties.
  1. a delicate or fine point; punctilio: niceties of protocol.
  2. a fine distinction; subtlety; detail: the niceties of the filigree work.
  3. Usually,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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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