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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. 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.
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Usage examples for nice

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