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Meaning of "to a nicety" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TO A NICETY

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TO A NICETY

to a degree
to a fault
to a frazzle
to a man
to a T
to a turn
to account
to advantage
to all appearances
to all intents and purposes
to and fro
to arms!
to be a hospital case
to be a one-man show
to be a one-way street
to be a warning shot
to be able to do sth blindfolded
to be as American as apple pie
to be blissfully ignorant of sth
to be brought to bed

WORDS THAT END LIKE TO A NICETY

anxiety
civil society
entirety
factor of safety
honor society
humane society
moiety
nicety
ninety
notoriety
piety
road safety
Royal Society
safety
sobriety
society
subtlety
surety
variety
velvety

Synonyms and antonyms of to a nicety in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «to a nicety» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TO A NICETY

Find out the translation of to a nicety to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of to a nicety from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «to a nicety» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

到精密
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

con la mayor precisión
570 millions of speakers

English

to a nicety
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक तुनुकमिज़ाजी को
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

على فكرة دقيقة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

к тонкости
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

com exatidão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একটি সুখের জন্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

à une subtilité
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Untuk menjadi baik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

zu einer Annehmlichkeit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

精密に
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

낌새 에
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kanggo sing apik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một nicety
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு புன்னகை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एक निसर्गाकडे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Hoşa gitmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ad una finezza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

do finezja
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

до тонкощі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

la o subtilitate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σε ακριίεια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n lekkernij
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

till en nogrannhet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

til en liten detalj
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of to a nicety

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TO A NICETY»

The term «to a nicety» is regularly used and occupies the 55.926 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TO A NICETY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about to a nicety

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TO A NICETY»

Discover the use of to a nicety in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to to a nicety and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Sourcebook Criminal Law
This is where Lord Morris's references come in to 'a person defending himself cannot weigh to a nicety the exact measure of his necessary defensive action' and to such a person's 'honest and instinctive' belief that his act was necessary.
Hungerford Welch Staff, 2001
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Thesavrvs Lingvae Latinae Compendiarivs Or, A Compendious ...
To nick, or notch, lucido, di, 3. To пик a bufineß. Opportune vel in ipfo tem- porrs aitnulo rem aliquam aggredi. *J He nicked tit matttr to a nicety, rem acu tctigit. A nick name, Nomen contumeliofum, ignomi- niofum, vel probrofum ¡ improperium.
Robert Ainsworth, 1751
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Words: A User's Guide
... the distinction reveals their political differences. It is more commonly found in the plural: The leader's faith in legal niceties was only a gesture. The phrase to a nicety means exactly: The egg was perfectly boiled: he had timed it to a nicety.
Graham Pointon, Stewart Clark, 2014
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Heinemann English Dictionary
Phrase to a nicety She described his character to a nicety (= precisely). niche ( neesh or nitch) noun 1 a shallow recess in a wall for ornaments, etc. 2 Biology a position or function of an organism in a community of plants and animals. Figurative ...
‎2001
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Understanding Criminal Law
But, of course, in assessing what is objectively reasonable the jury must still take account of the fact that in situations of crisis the person attacked cannot be expected calmly to "weigh to a nicety the exact measure of necessary defensive ...
Christopher M. V. Clarkson, 2005
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A Tolkien English Glossary A Guide to Old Uncommon and ...
to a nicety, to precisely the point or degree required; to perfection. A critical moment or point. One excessively reluctant to give or spend; a parsimonious or stingy person. Near in space, time, or relation; also, nearly or almost. Probably simply ...
Oliver Loo, 2010
7
Rajpal Dictionary Of English Idioms & Phrases
... man present in the meeting To a nicety: With a great exactness * The text was corrected by the professor to a nicety and handed over to the publisher To a T: With perfect exactness * The function was organised by the managing committee to ...
Shori, A K, 2010
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Daniel Defoe'S Moll Flanders
I took this opportunity to search him to a Nicety; I took a gold Watch, with a silk Purse of Gold, his fine full bottom Perrewig, and silver fring'd Gloves, his Sword, and fine Snuff-box, and gently opening the Coach-door, stood ready to jump out ...
Defoe, 2007
9
Lord of the Elves and Eldils
For he is very wise, and weighs all things to a nicety in the scales of his malice. But the only measure that he knows is desire, desire for power; and so he judges all hearts. Into his heart the thought will not enter that any will refuse it, that having ...
Richard L. Purtill, 2006
10
Encyclopedic Graded Grammar Vol 1
... breadth To a man To a nicety To a nicety To a turn To a wonder To allegiance To backbone To booth To death To his lesson To my sister To one's knowledge To sb's sorrow To the bone To the last To the office Under under a/the king under  ...
I P Attarde

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TO A NICETY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term to a nicety is used in the context of the following news items.
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Smullen delivers for Palmer in Oaks
In contrast, Pat Smullen judged it to a nicety on Covert Love. He left Together Forever alone but sat a clear second. Covert Love was well placed to pounce when ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
2
Friends not guilty of assault
... treatment at hospital for a cut under the eye, the law of self defence means defendants are not expected to measure the degree of force used to a nicety. «Bridlington Today, Jul 15»
3
Tibetan Netizen Detained Amid Dalai Lama Birthday Fanfare
Notice the activity of the one party States apparatus operating to a nicety in Tibet right now. People can not even celebrate the birthday of they're octogenarian ... «Radio Free Asia, Jun 15»
4
Town mouse rides the London bus
... back to a nicety (although occasionally being ignominiously sprawled on the ground, pencils and books spraying across the pavement, when I got it wrong). «Country Life, May 15»
5
The Virtues of Things review – clear-sighted tale of a family facing …
But words are clearly set, setting the stage for some strong characterisations, with Fiona Kimm judging the role of the eccentric Ellipsis de Selby to a nicety and ... «The Guardian, May 15»
6
'Mud Blue Sky' at Road on Lankershim: Comic turbulence at the …
A savvy old hand, Belli has honed her comic timing to a nicety. Under her guidance, the wonderful cast nails the laughs without ever betraying the play's realistic ... «Los Angeles Times, Apr 15»
7
La Fille mal gardée, Royal Ballet
As the late critic Mary Clarke wrote of the premiere in 1960 (this revival's opening night was dedicated to her memory): “It blends to a nicety the April emotions of ... «The Arts Desk, Apr 15»
8
JAVAGAL SRINATH: Bowlers have turned brickbats into bouquets
Rather it was about application of mind and body together, the ability to make plans and execute them to a nicety that has brought about the success. «International Cricket Council, Mar 15»
9
1975 World Cup: Jeff Thomson wanted for assault and battery
The action had followed the expected script to a nicety. Rick McCosker and Alan Turner had put on 182 runs for the first wicket, Greg Chappell had stroked his ... «Cricket Country, Mar 15»
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India lifts 4th Sultan of Johor Cup after last minute strike from …
The move to up the ante in the second half worked to a nicety as India forced their first penalty corner of the match. Harmanpreet Singh, who riding high on two ... «Sportskeeda, Oct 14»

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