In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1niceties plural(details)sutilezas femininedetalles masculinediplomatic niceties — cumplidos masculine
- This may sound a technical nicety, but notice that this activity is the primary activity on derivatives markets.
- But the autumn of 1945 was not a time noted for sensitivity to the legal niceties of high treason.
- The women brushed aside legal niceties - such as the fact the Scottish parliament has no powers to intervene on immigration and the granting of visas.
- But why be squeamish about fine points and legal niceties when we're at war?
- And they will hire the finest lawyers and planners to navigate their private fortunes safely through the arcane niceties of the tax code.
- If there is no significance, why do you think such niceties as the Chief Justice has described are observed?
- However, this is likely to become the definitive English version of Proust, and the endless arguments about the niceties of translation are perhaps of real concern only to very few.
- Parents will feed their children no matter what the niceties of your laws are.
- This, in other words, was not a time to get hung up on legal niceties.
- The armies of the Axis, Italy and Germany, generally observed the niceties of international law when fighting against western powers.
- But behind the niceties of the legal arguments, most observers believe that the real agenda is the property play of this very valuable site.
- Careful observance of procedural niceties will impede any speedy response to an unfolding massacre.
- But over the border its Iberian cousin observes no such narrow territorial niceties.
- The reply skated over the nicety that he has the right to censor key aspects of ISC reports on security grounds, and so will see the text before it is technically presented to him.
- Legal niceties matter only when the interests of enemies are at stake.
- Fry's displaced neighbors may not have known it, but their financial future hung on a legal nicety - the distinction between real estate and personal property or, in legal terms, chattel.
- Without entering into the niceties of Hume's distinctions between the direct and indirect or the calm and violent passions, I think that the following points should be accepted.
- But such technical niceties were never likely to win the day last week.
- Disregard the niceties of the terms vandalism and anti-social behaviour.
- Why should such niceties matter, as long as a dangerous terrorist is no longer at large?
2formal(subtlety)it's an issue of considerable nicety — es un asunto muy delicado
- the nicety of his perception — su perspicacia / agudeza
- Nevertheless, the book is rich in historical nicety culled from scholarly sources, and the avid fan of cultural folklore and the role of fraternal societies will experience it as a tough but rewarding nut to crack.
- Last year, Porto brushed aside Monaco; the previous year Milan won on penalties after a match that was long on tactical nicety but short on excitement for the neutral.
- These sub-heads, which are not all very clearly phrased, should accordingly be construed according to their general sense and without too much nicety of language.
- When asked who would be a good model woman writer she responded, ‘I know of no one better than Miss Jewett to study for technique and nicety of construction.’
- This confluence happens 100 yards behind Bath railway station, and matches the city's nicety of line.
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