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Monday, March 14, 2005

Definitions for nimiety

  1. excess; overabundance: nimiety of mere niceties in conversation.
  2. an instance of this.

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Citations for nimiety
As he said it, a nimiety of memories came back to him of the sick, the wounded, the dying: disease, war, famine, flood, fire, devastation--he had seen them for over three millennia and had never grown used to any of them. Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, A Feast In Exile, 2001
The nimiety of her emotions pressed against her and she wept--as much for Anna as for herself. Trish Janeshutz, Hidden Lake, 1987
Origin of nimiety
Nimiety entered English in the mid-1500s from the Late Latin nimietās, which in turn is based on nimius meaning "too much."