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  1. ni·ce·ty
    IPA[ˈnīsədē]
  2. noun

    • 1. a fine detail or distinction, especially one regarded as intricate and fussy:

      she was never interested in the niceties of Greek and Latin
      Synonym : fine point, subtlety, nuance, fine distinction, shade, refinement, detail
    • 2. accuracy or precision:

      she prided herself on her nicety of pronunciation
      Synonym : precision, accuracy, exactness, meticulousness, rigor, rigorousness
    • 3. a minor aspect of polite social behavior; a detail of etiquette:

      we were brought up to observe the niceties
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: nicety, plural noun: niceties

    • noun

      a fine or subtle detail or distinction:

      accuracy or precision:

    • precisely
    • precisely
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