NICE

courteous, gracious, nice

(adjective) exhibiting courtesy and politeness; “a nice gesture”

dainty, nice, overnice, prissy, squeamish

(adjective) 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”

nice

(adjective) pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance; “what a nice fellow you are and we all thought you so nasty”- George Meredith; “nice manners”; “a nice dress”; “a nice face”; “a nice day”; “had a nice time at the party”; “the corn and tomatoes are nice today”

nice, skillful

(adjective) done with delicacy and skill; “a nice bit of craft”; “a job requiring nice measurements with a micrometer”; “a nice shot”

decent, nice

(adjective) socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous; “from a decent family”; “a nice girl”

Nice

(noun) a city in southeastern France on the Mediterranean; the leading resort on the French Riviera

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology 1

Adjective

nice (comparative nicer, superlative nicest)

Pleasant, satisfactory. [from 18th c.]

Of a person: friendly, attractive. [from 18th c.]

Respectable; virtuous. [from 18th c.]

(with and) Shows that the given adjective is desirable, or acts as a mild intensifier; pleasantly, quite. [from 18th c.]

(obsolete) Silly, ignorant; foolish. [14th-17th c.]

(now, rare) Particular in one's conduct; scrupulous, painstaking; choosy. [from 14th c.]

(obsolete) Particular as regards rules or qualities; strict. [16th-19th c.]

Showing or requiring great precision or sensitive discernment; subtle. [from 16th c.]

(obsolete) Easily injured; delicate; dainty.

(obsolete) Doubtful, as to the outcome; risky. [16th-19th c.]

Usage notes

Sometimes used sarcastically to mean the opposite or to connote excess

Synonyms

• (easy to like: person): charming, delightful, friendly, kind, lovely, pleasant, sweet

• (easy to like: thing): charming, delightful, lovely, pleasant

• (having a pleasant taste or aroma): appetising/appetizing, delicious, moreish (informal), scrummy (slang), scrumptious (slang), tasty

• (subtle): fine, subtle

Antonyms

• (easy to like: person): horrible, horrid, nasty

• (easy to like: thing): horrible, horrid, nasty

• (having a pleasant taste or aroma): awful, disgusting, foul, horrible, horrid, nasty, nauseating, putrid, rancid, rank, sickening, distasteful, gross, unsatisfactory

• (respectable; virtuous): naughty

Adverb

nice (comparative nicer, superlative nicest)

(colloquial) Nicely.

Interjection

nice!

Used to signify a job well done.

Used to signify approval.

Noun

nice (uncountable)

niceness.

Etymology 2

Name of a Unix program used to invoke a script or program with a specified priority, with the implication that running at a lower priority is "nice" (kind, etc.) because it leaves more resources for others.

Verb

nice (third-person singular simple present nices, present participle nicing, simple past and past participle niced)

(transitive, computing, Unix) To run a process with a specified (usually lower) priority.

Anagrams

• Ince, Niec, cien, cine, cine-, icen

Proper noun

NICE

(UK) Initialism of National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

Anagrams

• Ince, Niec, cien, cine, cine-, icen

Etymology

Proper noun

Nice

A coastal city, the capital of Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeast France.

A surname. (pronounced /ni:s/ or /naɪs/)

A census-designated place in Lake County, California, United States.

Anagrams

• Ince, Niec, cien, cine, cine-, icen

Source: Wiktionary


Nice, a. [Compar. Nicer; superl. Nicest.] Etym: [OE., foolish, fr. OF. nice ignorant, fool, fr. L. nescius ignorant; ne not + scius knowing, scire to know. perhaps influenced by E. nesh delicate, soft. See No, and Science.]

1. Foolish; silly; simple; ignorant; also, weak; effeminate. [Obs.] Gower. But say that we ben wise and nothing nice. Chaucer.

2. Of trifling moment; nimportant; trivial. [Obs.] The letter was not nice, but full of charge Of dear import. Shak.

3. Overscrupulous or exacting; hard to please or satisfy; fastidious in small matters. Curious not knowing, not exact but nice. Pope. And to taste Think not I shall be nice. Milton.

4. Delicate; refined; dainty; pure. Dear love, continue nice and chaste. Donne. A nice and subtile happiness. Milton.

5. Apprehending slight diffferences or delicate distinctions; distinguishing accurately or minutely; carefully discriminating; as, a nice taste or judgment. "Our author happy in a judge so nice." Pope. "Nice verbal criticism." Coleridge.

6. 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. The difference is too nice Where ends the virtue, or begins the vice. Pope.

7. Pleasing; agreeable; gratifying; delightful; good; as, a nice party; a nice excursion; a nice person; a nice day; a nice sauce, etc. [Loosely & Colloquially] To make nice of, to be scrupulous about. [Obs.] Shak.

Syn.

– Dainty; delicate; exquisite; fine; accurate; exact; correct; precise; particular; scrupulous; punctilious; fastidious; squeamish; finical; effeminate; silly.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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