superfineness


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su·per·fine

 (so͞o′pər-fīn′)
adj.
1. Of exceptional quality or refinement.
2. Excessively delicate or refined.
3. Of extra fine texture: superfine sandpaper.

su′per·fine′ness n.
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She is careful to explain that her view that art exists for the purpose of pleasure does not imply that the study of art is, as "decadents" suggest, "mere intellectual dilettantism or sensual superfineness" ("Art and Life I" 684).