Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Superfluity; excess.

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  • n. state of being in excess, possessing more than is needed

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. State of being in excess.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being too much; redundancy; excess.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a quantity much larger than is needed

Etymologies

Late Latin nimietās, from Latin nimius, excessive, from nimis, excessively; see ne in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin nimietās, from nimius ("excessive") and nimis ("excessively"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A nimiety of money is not synonymous with prosperity.

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  • Some are thrilling in their audacity — they are prophetic, magical, sublime, we futilely say: if we tire of them or are not in the mood to appreciate their excesses, we say that they are pretentious, as Coleridge spoke of "a nimiety, too-muchness."

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  • Nor that a nimiety of it doesn't help solve a lot of practical problems.

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  • Had Chenille, who had stabbed Orpine in a nimiety of terror, loved something beyond herself?

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  • KKRove "whine" in nimiety (excess) because Fix News has been all but banned from the White House.

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  • If you are hunting for added distinction of assign whatever lenders are today suggesting you take more than the turn mitt on your direct mortgage and using the nimiety change to clear for your distinction of credit.

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  • A nimiety (nih-MY-ih-tee) is too much of something, an overabundance.

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  • The next challenging word I cited was in "a nimiety of rules."

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  • They also support them to trounce asymmetric aggregation flows and accept borrowers with inferior try admittance to assets for a long instance frame, at endurable rates of interest, patch allowing lenders to process a convey on their nimiety of assets at a secondary risk.

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  • nimiety in Bulgarian "излишък" "обилие"

    May 4, 2010

  • "Just as daily life contains all the comforts of what one owns, there is also a natural shedding or forgetting and a natural dulling, otherwise one becomes burdened with a sense of nimiety, a sense (as Kenneth Clark put it in his autobiography) of the 'too-muchness' of life."
    - Nicholas Poburko, 'Poetry Past And Present: F. T. Prince's Walks in Rome', Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature, 1 January 1999.

    June 19, 2009