Ni"ce*ty (?), n.; pl. Niceties (#). [OE. nicet'e foolishness.]


The quality or state of being nice (in any of the senses of that word.).

The miller smiled of her nicety. Chaucer.


Delicacy or exactness of perception; minuteness of observation or of discrimination; precision.


A delicate expression, act, mode of treatment, distinction, or the like; a minute distinction.

The fineness and niceties of words. Locke.

To a nicety, with great exactness or accuracy.


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