Definition: excess, redundancy.

Pronunciation: ni-MY-uh-tee


This special noun stems from the Old Latin nimius meaning too much; the later Latin word of nimietas is similar in meaning to nimiety.

Why this word?

This is such a useful synonym to have. So many things in daily life are characterized by nimiety, and the few words we have to express this notion really did get redundant…

How to use the word nimiety?

Nimiety is a noun, representative of anything that is repeated, redundant or simply over the top to the extent of defeating the purpose.

Your paper introduces a nimiety of ideas making it very hard to follow. In the future, you should have a single idea profoundly explored, rather than a few ideas poorly explored“.

Many politicians use a nimiety of words to say the most simple of things“.


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