noun, plural pre·ci·os·i·ties.
Origin of preciosity
Examples from the Web for preciosity
In spite of the beauty of Galahauts devotion, its logic and preciosity scarcely throb with manhoods blood.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
The poem recalls Drummond of Hawthornden, not only by the rhythm, but also by a certain ‘preciosity’ of diction and imagery.The Age of Tennyson|Hugh Walker
Walter Pater's essay on Style is honeycombed with involutions and preciosity.Unicorns|James Huneker
It is difficult to resist the sense of a strain for bizarre harmony, of a touch of preciosity.Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies|Philip H. Goepp
It is only that, in seeking to compensate himself for his infecundity, he has fallen into the deep sea of preciosity.Musical Portraits|Paul Rosenfeld