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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