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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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