nimiety

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Etymology[edit]

Latin nimietās, from nimius (excessive) and nimis (excessively).

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Noun[edit]

nimiety (countable and uncountable, plural nimieties)

  1. State of being in excess, more than is needed.
    • Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
      There is a nimiety, a too-muchness to all Germans.
    • 2008, Denis Norden, chapter 8, in Chips from a Life, →ISBN:
      I was only once faced with the task of auditioning a nimiety of sopranos.

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References[edit]

  • American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition, 2000