Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Superfluity; excess.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare State of being in excess.

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

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

  • noun a quantity much larger than is needed

Etymologies

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

[Late Latin nimietās, from Latin nimius, excessive, from nimis, excessively; see ne in Indo-European roots.]

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

Examples

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  • "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

  • nimiety in Bulgarian "излишък" "обилие"

    May 4, 2010