preciosity

noun
pre·​ci·​os·​i·​ty | \ ˌpre-shē-ˈä-sə-tē How to pronounce preciosity (audio) , -sē- \
plural preciosities

Definition of preciosity

1 : fastidious refinement
2 : an instance of preciosity

First Known Use of preciosity

1866, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Preciosity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preciosity. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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