noun, plural ni·ce·ties.
- nicene council,
- nicene creed,
- niceno-constantinopolitan creed,
- niche market,
- nichiren buddhism
Origin of nicety
Examples from the Web for nicety
It is an expression of the character, the nicety of taste—or lack of it—the discrimination and judgment of the individual.Handicraft for Girls|Idabelle McGlauflin
He laughs also at the nicety of those who were beginning to object to a number of common French words.
It might have been expressly made for me, for it fits to a nicety without requiring the least alteration.The Shadow of the Czar|John R. Carling
Our artillery fire had now reached a nicety of deadly accuracy.Impressions of a War Correspondent|George Lynch
This nicety of person inspired me with a secret, wondering reverence.My Wife and I|Harriet Beecher Stowe
noun plural -ties
mid-14c., "folly, stupidity," from Old French niceté "foolishness, childishness, simplicity," from nice "silly" (see nice). Underwent sense evolution parallel to nice, arriving at "minute, subtle point" 1580s and "exactitude" in 1650s. Phrase to a nicety "exactly" is attested from 1795.