Definitions of nice

  1. exhibiting courtesy and politeness; " a nice gesture"
  2. excessively fastidious and easily disgusted; " too nice about his food to take to camp cooking"; " so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow"
  3. socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous; " from a decent family"; " a nice girl"
  4. noting distinctions with nicety; " a discriminating interior designer"; " a nice sense of color"; " a nice point in the argument"
  5. a city in southeastern France on the Mediterranean; the leading resort on the French Riviera
  6. done with delicacy and skill; " a nice bit of craft"; " a job requiring nice measurements with a micrometer"; " a nice shot"
  7. Foolish; silly; simple; ignorant; also, weak; effeminate.
  8. Of trifling moment; nimportant; trivial.
  9. Overscrupulous or exacting; hard to please or satisfy; fastidious in small matters.
  10. Delicate; refined; dainty; pure.
  11. Apprehending slight differences or delicate distinctions; distinguishing accurately or minutely; carefully discriminating; as, a nice taste or judgment.
  12. Done or made with careful labor; suited to excite admiration on account of exactness; evidencing great skill; exact; fine; finished; as, nice proportions, nice workmanship, a nice application; exactly or fastidiously discriminated; requiring close discrimination; as, a nice point of law, a nice distinction in philosophy.
  13. Pleasing; agreeable; gratifying; delightful; good; as, a nice party; a nice excursion; a nice person; a nice day; a nice sauce, etc.
  14. Precise; acute; as, nice judgment; fine; delicate; as, a nice discrimination; fastidious; overparticular; delicate; refined; as, to be nice in one's habits or dress; socially agreeable; pleasant; as, nice manners; nice people; pleasing to the taste; very exact; as, a nice piece of work.
  15. Nicely.
  16. Niceness.
  17. Foolishly particular: hard to please: fastidious: requiring refinement of apprehension or delicacy of treatment: exact: delicate: dainty: agreeable: delightful.
  18. Fastidious; refined; requiring delicate discrimination or treatment; exact; agreeable.
  19. Refined; delicate; exact, accurate.
  20. Very pleasant to the taste; dainty; delicious: delicate; fine; exact; precise; requiring serupulous exactness; minutely discriminative; over- exact; fastidions; easily injured; refined. To make nice, to be scrupulous.
  21. Foolishly particular; over- regard to trifling matters; attentive to minutiae; sweet or very pleasant to the taste; accurate; discriminating; requiring scrupulous exactness; fastidious; showing great delicacy; refined; pleasing.

Usage examples for nice

  1. Do you think it a nice name? – To-morrow? by Victoria Cross
  2. " What a nice husband, is he not? – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  3. I think it would be ever so nice – Elsie at Nantucket by Martha Finley
  4. It's all very nice I dare say, and I'm sure I hope they will be happy. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  5. They were all so nice – Verotchka's Tales by Mamin Siberiak
  6. Well, it's nice to see you again, Miss Olwen. – The Disturbing Charm by Berta Ruck
  7. " So nice of you to remember me. – Torchy, Private Sec. by Sewell Ford
  8. She was a nice girl, and sorry. – Somehow Good by William de Morgan
  9. I shall not stay where I cannot be nice – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  10. It isn't very nice down here. – Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum.
  11. " Yes, and a nice man of the world, too. – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  12. I don't know what it was but I don't think it was a nice one. – The Evil Shepherd by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  13. I hope it is something very nice indeed!" – Peggy by Laura E. Richards
  14. It must be very nice indeed." – Garrison's Finish A Romance of the Race-Course by W. B. M. Ferguson
  15. Don't you think that would be nice – Not Quite Eighteen by Susan Coolidge
  16. It is so nice to have friends! – Tabitha at Ivy Hall by Ruth Alberta Brown
  17. As nice a old lady as any one could wish for, for a mother. – Light Freights, Complete by W. W. Jacobs
  18. It would not be nice enough, but thank you. – Marcia Schuyler by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  19. I love them because they live nice – The Huntress by Hulbert Footner
  20. He seems to be a very nice old gentleman. – Candida by George Bernard Shaw