noun[mass noun] literary
The state of being more than is necessary or desirable; excess: Coleridge criticized Schiller for what he called the nimiety of his blank verse
More example sentences
- She could not forgive the nimiety of blunders and Carmen offered no apologies.
- Fram doesn't like nimiety; he dislikes especially nimiety of presents.
- We now seem to live in a country that is wrestling between issues of scarcity and nimiety—in which we feel compelled to voice our concerns, complaints, and opinions.
mid 16th century: from Latin nimietas, from nimis 'too much'.