Antonyms for niceties
|Grammar : Noun|
|Spell : nahy-si-tee|
|Phonetic Transcription : ˈnaɪ sɪ ti|
Definition of nicetiesOrigin :
- mid-14c., "folly, stupidity," from Old French niceté "foolishness, childishness, simplicity," from nice "silly" (see nice). Underwent sense evolution parallel to nice, arriving at "minute, subtle point" 1580s and "exactitude" in 1650s. Phrase to a nicety "exactly" is attested from 1795.
- noun fine point
- Burke, however, as usual, paid no heed to the niceties of sentiment.
- Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
- The niceties of life are always matters of small care but great moment.
- Extract from : « The Etiquette of To-day » by Edith B. Ordway
- But Delancy had no time to fritter away on niceties of etiquette.
- Extract from : « Making People Happy » by Thompson Buchanan
- However acute these niceties sometimes were, they were often ridiculous.
- Extract from : « Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) » by Isaac D'Israeli
- But Dr. Wigan does not go into these niceties of this subject, and I failed.
- Extract from : « If, Yes and Perhaps » by Edward Everett Hale
- Cut and top and all these other niceties will not work on a dull one.
- Extract from : « The Complete Golfer  » by Harry Vardon
- It seemed there were niceties of cruelty in this wretched game.
- Extract from : « The Lost Continent » by C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
- For him there were no niceties of effort and of counter-effort.
- Extract from : « Aladdin of London » by Sir Max Pemberton
- It is far from the intention of the writer of this work to enter into the niceties of controversy.
- Extract from : « A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Middle and Higher Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity. » by William Wilberforce
- In order to get around this rule some niceties in reconstruction have been known.
- Extract from : « The Modern Railroad » by Edward Hungerford
Synonyms for niceties
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