Word for the Day

From Distionary.com

nimiety \nih-MY-uh-tee, noun:    The state of being too much; excess.

What a nimiety of . . . riches have we here! I am quite undone.
— James J. Kilpatrick, “Buckley: The Right Word”, National Review, December 23, 1996

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, January 1, 1999

Nimiety is from Late Latin nimietas, from Latin nimius, “very much, too much,” from nimis, “excessively.”

Those voters, intoxicated with hopium, who voted for president hopenchange, have created a strong nimiety of concern in those of us who did not vote for homenchange, as we fear for the future of our Country.


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