The niceties of etiquette.
The niceties of civilized life.
- Precision; accuracy; exactness, as of discrimination or perception.
- Fastidiousness; refinement; delicacy of taste.
The nicety of a diplomatic exchange.
- To a precise degree; exactly.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of nicety
- Middle English nicete silliness, exactitude from Old French silliness from nice silly nice
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition