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Define the meaning of the English word to a nicety below. To a nicety is a prepositional phrase. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .



Prepositional phrase

to a nicety

  1. To a fine point, with great exactness or accuracy.
    Synonym: to a hair
    • 1907, Barbara Baynton, Sally Krimmer; Alan Lawson, editors, Human Toll (Portable Australian Authors: Barbara Baynton), St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, published 1980, page 197:
      "Yes, sure's Gord made liddle apples, 'er'll crack up, an' seems ter me thet would soot some people to a nicety."
    • 1960, P[elham] G[renville] Wodehouse, chapter XVII, in Jeeves in the Offing, London: Herbert Jenkins, OCLC 1227855:
      She gulped like a bulldog trying to swallow a sirloin steak many sizes too large for its thoracic cavity. “You mean there are two of them?” “Exactly.” “And Wilbert isn't the one I thought he was?” “You have grasped the position of affairs to a nicety.”