nicety vs niceness : Common Errors in English

About nicety vs niceness

“Nicety” is a noun meaning “fine detail” and is usually used in the plural. You may observe the niceties of etiquette or of English grammar. It is not an adjective describing someone who is nice. That is “niceness.”

nicety Meaning(s)

  • (n) conformity with some esthetic standard of correctness or propriety
  • (n) a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude

niceness Meaning(s)

  • (n) a courteous manner that respects accepted social usage
  • (n) the quality of nice
  • (n) the quality of being difficult to detect or analyze

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