Nicety

Ni"ce*ty

(?), n.;
pl. Niceties (#).
[OE. nicet foolishness.] 1. The quality or state of being nice (in any of the senses of that word.).
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The miller smiled of her nicety.
Chaucer.
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2. Delicacy or exactness of perception; minuteness of observation or of discrimination; precision.
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3. A delicate expression, act, mode of treatment, distinction, or the like; a minute distinction.
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The fineness and niceties of words.
Locke.
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To a nicety, with great exactness or accuracy.
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