Definition of nicety
Examples of nicety in a sentence
knows all the niceties of diplomatic protocol
a woman too fond of the niceties of urban living to even consider becoming a farmer's wife
Origin and Etymology of nicety
Middle English nicete, from Anglo-French niceté foolishness, from nice, adjective
First Known Use: 14th century
NICETY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nicety for English Language Learners
: a small detail and especially one that is a part of polite or proper behavior
NICETY Defined for Kids
Definition of nicety for Students
1 : something dainty, delicate, or of especially good quality
2 : a fine detail that is considered part of polite or proper behavior Grandma taught me the niceties of setting a table.
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