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Monday, March 14, 2005

Definitions for nimiety

  1. The state of being too much; excess.

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Citations for nimiety
What a nimiety of . . . riches have we here! I am quite undone. James J. Kilpatrick, National Review
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, Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature
Origin of nimiety
Nimiety is from Late Latin nimietas, from Latin nimius, "very much, too much," from nimis, "excessively."