Antonyms for nicety

Grammar : Noun
Spell : nahy-si-tee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnaɪ sɪ ti

Definition of nicety

Origin :
  • 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
Example sentences :
  • For to exaggerate with judgment one must begin by measuring with nicety.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • Calculating the instant to a nicety, he paid off the sheet and pulled up the tiller.
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • To the college student life is not classified and systematized to a nicety.
  • Extract from : « College Teaching » by Paul Klapper
  • It was to accomplish this nicety that the principle of the club was found to be so well adapted.
  • Extract from : « The Book-Hunter » by John Hill Burton
  • He had gauged the character of his most uncompromising and powerful enemy to a nicety.
  • Extract from : « Half a Hero » by Anthony Hope
  • Mr. Caske,” responded the minister, “you have interpreted my words to a nicety.
  • Extract from : « The Golden Shoemaker » by J. W. Keyworth
  • Save at the base he matched his leaf surroundings to a nicety.
  • Extract from : « "Wee Tim'rous Beasties" » by Douglas English
  • It's the lack of certain things that go with nicety of living that grinds me most.
  • Extract from : « Under the Country Sky » by Grace S. Richmond
  • The latter had a special arrangement by which they could be levelled to a nicety.
  • Extract from : « An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet » by A. Henry Savage Landor
  • Ellis was with me, and declares that Hayden has touched me off to a nicety.
  • Extract from : « Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay » by George Otto Trevelyan

Synonyms for nicety

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