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Preciosity

noun
1.
The quality of being fastidious or excessively refined.  Synonym: preciousness.






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"Preciosity" Quotes from Famous Books



... reflected the customary conversation, the morals of polite society, and the ideal love of the time. They are a medley of crude equivocalities, of the grossness of the fabliaux, of Rabelais, and of the delicate preciosity of the seventeenth century. Love is the principal theme discussed—youth, nobility, wealth, power, beauty, glory, love for love, the delicate sensation of feeling one's self loved, elegant love, obsequious love; perfect ...
— Women of Modern France - Woman In All Ages And In All Countries • Hugo P. Thieme



Words linked to "Preciosity" :   affectedness, preciousness, precious



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