nimiety (n.) "excess, redundancy," from L. nimietas "excessiveness," from nimius "beyond measure, excessive," from nimis (adv.) "too much, beyond measure, excessively."

Etymology dictionary. 2014.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать реферат

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Nimiety — Ni*mi e*ty, n. [L. nimietas, fr. nimius, a., nimis, adv., too much.] State of being in excess. [R.] [1913 Webster] There is a nimiety, a too muchness, in all Germans. Coleridge. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nimiety — index plethora, redundancy, surfeit, surplus Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • nimiety — [ni mī′ə tē] n. [L nimietas < nimis, adv., too much (by litotes) < * ne miis < ne , not + IE * miis, compar. of * meio , little < base * mei > MINOR] excess; redundancy …   English World dictionary

  • nimiety — /ni muy i tee/, n., pl. nimieties. 1. excess; overabundance: nimiety of mere niceties in conversation. 2. an instance of this. [1555 65; < LL nimietas, equiv. to nimi(us) too much + etas, var. (after i) of itas ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • nimiety — noun (plural ties) Etymology: Late Latin nimietas, from Latin nimius too much, adjective, from nimis, adverb Date: circa 1564 excess, redundancy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nimiety — noun state of being in excess, possessing more than is needed Syn: superfluity, surfeit …   Wiktionary

  • nimiety — nɪ maɪətɪ n. exaggeration, overstatement (in manners or writing) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nimiety — n excess, overabundance, superabundance, overplus, extra, spare, surplus, surplusage, superflux; flood, deluge, inundation, profusion, abundance, cornucopia, horn of plenty; surfeit, glut, plethora, overflow, overload, oversupply, more than… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • nimiety — ni·mi·e·ty …   English syllables

  • nimiety — ni•mi•e•ty [[t]nɪˈmaɪ ɪ ti[/t]] n. pl. ties 1) excess; overabundance 2) an instance of this • Etymology: 1555–65; < LL nimietās, from L nimi(s) too much …   From formal English to slang

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”