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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A delicate or elegant thing. A small detail or point of difference, especially one that is usually considered to be part of the correct way of doing something.

Usage examples (32)
  • He enjoyed the nicety of real English marmalade for breakfast in the morning.
  • Note: All this scrupulous nicety is at variance with the decision of St. Paul about meat offered to idols, 1 Cor. x.
  • Another nicety is the brand's Magic Motion zapper.
  • Another nicety is the way that it holds the iPad itself. for more
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