Definition for NICE'TY


  1. Niceness; delicacy of perception.
  2. Excess of delicacy; fastidiousness; squeamishness. So love doth lothe disdainful nicety. Spenser.
  3. Minute difference; as, the niceties of words.
  4. Minuteness of observation or discrimination; precision. The connoisseur judges of the beauties of a painting with great nicety.
  5. Delicate management; exactness in treatment. Love such nicety requires, / One blast will put out all his fires. Swift.
  6. Niceties, in the plural, delicacies for food; dainties.

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