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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Fastidious or excessive refinement (as in language).

Usage examples (5)
  • -- As budding radicals, it does seem as though Eva and Franco Mattes wanted to give the finger to the art world and art history, with its hero worship, its veneration of dead...
  • Art is not a "hole and corner" thing, an affair of professional preciosities and discriminations, a set of tiresome rules to be learned by rote.
  • For the solace of books is never selfish -- the book-miser is never the book-lover, nor does the mere collector of rarities and preciosities deserve that name, for the...
  • Love, returning to the Abbe Tallemant’s dainty preciosities. for more
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