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See definition of niceties on Dictionary.com
  • as inamenities
  • as inpropriety

synonyms for niceties

  • conveniences
  • luxuries
  • correctness
  • decency
  • decorum
  • dignity
  • modesty
  • rectitude
  • respectability
  • amenities
  • breeding
  • civilities
  • courtesy
  • delicacy
  • etiquette
  • mores
  • politeness
  • politesse
  • protocol
  • punctilio
  • refinement
  • seemliness
  • accepted conduct
  • good behavior
  • good form
  • rules of conduct
  • social conventions
  • social grace
  • the done thing
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How to use niceties in a sentence

It is only the habit of speaking, the idioms and niceties, which cannot be acquired except by converse with a native.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
My action may sound contemptible; but a woman in love does not stop to weigh niceties of behavior.
THE TERMS OF SURRENDERLOUIS TRACY
Men had to receive the very rudiments of culture before they could appreciate its niceties.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 10, SLICE 3VARIOUS
He early qualified himself as a translator by careful attention to philological niceties.
CHAPTERS ON JEWISH LITERATUREISRAEL ABRAHAMS
He did not, however, confine himself to rouge et noir, but soon learned all the niceties of that scientific game cart.
BENTLEY'S MISCELLANY, VOLUME IIVARIOUS
Absorbed in reflections of such unspeakable moment, I had no leisure to heed the niceties of punctilio.
WIELAND; OR THE TRANSFORMATIONCHARLES BROCKDEN BROWN
Now, these apply themselves to the sense of Scripture, not to its grammatical niceties.
THE POSTHUMOUS WORKS OF THOMAS DE QUINCEY, VOL. 1 (2 VOLS)THOMAS DE QUINCEY
"She might have left her fine gown upstairs," I ventured, not wishing to go into the niceties of evidence with this woman.
THAT AFFAIR NEXT DOORANNA KATHARINE GREEN
I tried to untangle it, but McKelvie had no time for such niceties.
THE MYSTERY OF THE HIDDEN ROOMMARION HARVEY
Heaven forbid I should enter into a detail of their niceties!
ITALY; WITH SKETCHES OF SPAIN AND PORTUGALWILLIAM BECKFORD
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO NICETIES

  • conveniences
  • luxuries
  • niceties
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