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English noun: nicety

1. nicety (attribute) conformity with some esthetic standard of correctness or propriety

SamplesIt was performed with justness and beauty.

Synonymsjustness, rightness

Broader (hypernym)conformance, conformity

2. nicety (communication) a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude

SamplesWithout understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor.
Don't argue about shades of meaning.

Synonymsnuance, refinement, shade, subtlety

Broader (hypernym)import, meaning, significance, signification

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