- excess; overabundance: nimiety of mere niceties in conversation.
- an instance of this.
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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- a rare word for excess
C16: from Late Latin nimietās, from Latin nimis too much
Word Origin and History for nimiety
"excess, redundancy," from Latin nimietas "excessiveness," from nimius "beyond measure, excessive," from nimis (adv.) "too much, beyond measure, excessively."
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