Ni"ce*ty (?), n.; pl.
Niceties (#). [OE. niceté
foolishness.] 1. The quality or state of being
nice (in any of the senses of that word.).
The miller smiled of her nicety.
2. Delicacy or exactness of perception;
minuteness of observation or of discrimination; precision.
3. A delicate expression, act, mode of
treatment, distinction, or the like; a minute distinction.
The fineness and niceties of
To a nicety, with great exactness or