nicety etymology

English word nicety comes from Latin nescius

Detailed word origin of nicety

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
nescius Latin (lat) Not knowing how, unable (with infinitive). Unaware, ignorant (of a fact).
niche Old French (fro)
nice English (eng) Used to signify a job well done.. Used to signify approval. (dated) Very small and thus liable to not being noticed.. (now, rare) Particular in one's conduct; scrupulous, painstaking; choosy. [from 14th c.]. (obsolete) Doubtful, as to the outcome; risky. [16th-19th c.]. (obsolete) Particular as regards rules or qualities; strict. [16th-19th c.]. (obsolete) Silly, ignorant; foolish. [...]
niceté Old French (fro)
nicetee Middle English (enm)
nicety English (eng) A small detail or distinction.. Delicacy of character or feeling usually from excessive refinement; fastidiousness. Subtlety or precision of use.

Words with the same origin as nicety

Descendants of nescius
Niceville nice nice and nice guy nice-but-dim nice-nice niceish nicely nicen niceness nicery niche nyc outnice overnice overniceness renice seminice supernice