noun, plural pre·ci·os·i·ties.
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