Monday, March 14, 2005
Definitions for nimiety
- 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.
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.
Origin of nimiety
Nimiety is from Late Latin nimietas, from Latin nimius, "very much, too much," from nimis, "excessively."