Overrefinement, as in language, taste, or style.
An instance of overrefinement.
Great fastidiousness, overrefinement, or affectation, esp. in language.
Origin of preciosity
- Middle English preciousite preciousness from Old French preciosite from Latin pretiōsitās from pretiōsus precious from pretium price precious
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition