Preciosity meaning

prĕsh'ē-ŏs'ĭ-tē, prĕs'-
Overrefinement, as in language, taste, or style.
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An instance of overrefinement.
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Great fastidiousness, overrefinement, or affectation, esp. in language.
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A state or condition of overemphasizing detail, especially of pronunciation when speaking.
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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