Definition of nimiety in English:


Line breaks: ni|mi¦ety
Pronunciation: /nɪˈmʌɪəti


[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'.

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