Definition of nicety
- enjoy the niceties of life
- the niceties of table manners
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
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: a small detail and especially one that is a part of polite or proper behavior
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