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Superfluity; excess.

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


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


(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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