It needed, on the contrary, an enormous amount of talent to avoid an effect of fussiness and preciosity.
Walter Pater's essay on Style is honeycombed with involutions and preciosity.
In general, affectation of pose, mannerism and preciosity are Tieck's bane only where the sentimental is not concernd.
Lockhart hated all affectation and “preciosity,” of which the new book was not destitute.
The Queen Anne tea-table, with scalloped edges for cups, marks the note of preciosity creeping into country life.
The character of pedantry and preciosity which the Htel afterwards incurred, is not to be traced in any of its original features.
It is difficult to resist the sense of a strain for bizarre harmony, of a touch of preciosity.
But, in reacting everywhere against vulgar roughness, the very excess of his effort landed him at last in preciosity.
The notion that art is first and the rest of the universe nowhere is bound to lead to preciosity and futility in art.
Their aim in preciosity would seem to be to keep themselves unspotted from the world.