nimiety


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ni·mi·e·ty

 (nĭ-mī′ĭ-tē)
n.
Superfluity; excess.

[Late Latin nimietās, from Latin nimius, excessive, from nimis, excessively; see ne in Indo-European roots.]

nimiety

(nɪˈmaɪɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
a rare word for excess
[C16: from Late Latin nimietās, from Latin nimis too much]

ni•mi•e•ty

(nɪˈmaɪ ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. excess; overabundance.
2. an instance of this.
[1555–65; < Late Latin nimietās, from Latin nimi(s) too much]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nimiety - a quantity much larger than is needednimiety - a quantity much larger than is needed
overmuch, overmuchness, superabundance, overabundance - a quantity that is more than what is appropriate; "four-year-olds have an overabundance of energy"; "we received an inundation of email"
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Nimiety, owned by Kirsten Rausing, opened her account, at the second attempt, in the 6f maiden fillies' stakes.
set and my aim executed you came meek at my heel comates-- 15 rapids, solemn to listing seas, truculent what could belay you, white core castrated of Venus, her nimiety odious-- hail your true Hera--the hot tease, errant pulse of animate heart
Of course, this nimiety is also just tiredness, to be expected in an old man, and Prince registers that on seeing the Caravaggios: "By this time I have been / too long on my feet, / seen too much and am tiring.