nicety

Part of speech: noun

The quality of being nice; something nice; subtlety; delicacy.

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Usage examples "nicety":

  1. A really exquisite little thing is this one: it bears, placed with great nicety, its coat of arms above, delicately reduced in size; across the middle, in beautiful sensitive type, it reads: " With the City Accountant's Compliments"; in the lower left corner, in two lines, " Guildhall, Gloucester." - "Walking-Stick Papers", Robert Cortes Holliday.
  2. He gained the top, and served as a rallying- point for the shattered remnant of his regiment, which there quickly re- formed with as much coolness and fastidious nicety as on a barrack- square at home. - "The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood", Arthur Griffiths.
  3. Couldn't say to a nicety. - "When Ghost Meets Ghost", William Frend De Morgan.