nimiety

[ ni-mahy-i-tee ]
/ nɪˈmaɪ ɪ ti /

noun, plural ni·mi·e·ties.

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

Nearby words

  1. nimbus clouds,
  2. nimby,
  3. nimbyism,
  4. nimeiry,
  5. nimh,
  6. niminy-piminy,
  7. nimitz,
  8. nimitz, admiral chester,
  9. nimitz, chester william,
  10. nimonic alloy

Origin of nimiety

1555–65; < Late Latin nimietās, equivalent to nimi(us) too much + -etās, variant (after i) of -itās -ity

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British Dictionary definitions for nimiety

nimiety

/ (nɪˈmaɪɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

a rare word for excess

Word Origin for nimiety

C16: from Late Latin nimietās, from Latin nimis too much

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Word Origin and History for nimiety

nimiety

n.

"excess, redundancy," from Latin nimietas "excessiveness," from nimius "beyond measure, excessive," from nimis (adv.) "too much, beyond measure, excessively."

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