pleasing; agreeable; delightful: a nice visit.
amiably pleasant; kind: They are always nice to strangers.
characterized by, showing, or requiring great accuracy, precision, skill, tact, care, or delicacy: nice workmanship; a nice shot; a nice handling of a crisis.
showing or indicating very small differences; minutely accurate, as instruments: a job that requires nice measurements.
minute, fine, or subtle: a nice distinction.
having or showing delicate, accurate perception: a nice sense of color.
refined in manners, language, etc.: Nice people wouldn't do such things.
suitable or proper: That was not a nice remark.
carefully neat in dress, habits, etc.
(especially of food) dainty or delicate.
having fastidious, finicky, or fussy tastes: They're much too nice in their dining habits to enjoy an outdoor barbecue.
Obsolete. coy, shy, or reluctant.
Obsolete. unimportant; trivial.
Idioms about nice
make nice, to behave in a friendly, ingratiating, or conciliatory manner.
nice and, sufficiently: It's nice and warm in here.
- nicely, adverb
- niceness, noun
- o·ver·nice, adjective
- o·ver·nice·ly, adverb
- o·ver·nice·ness, noun
- un·nice, adjective
- un·nice·ly, adverb
- un·nice·ness, noun
Other definitions for Nice (2 of 2)
a port in and the capital of Alpes-Maritimes, in southeastern France, on the Mediterranean: known as a vacation resort.
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How to use nice in a sentence
A design that matches the gaming equipment is always a nice bonus.Best adjustable desks: Stand or sit with double-duty office furniture | PopSci Commerce Team | February 26, 2021 | Popular-Science
We don’t recommend relying on magic scrapers in areas where thick ice and heavy snow are a regular occurrence, but it’s nice to have them around for lighter snowstorms.Best ice scraper: Hassle-free ways to get rid of snow and ice | PopSci Commerce Team | February 26, 2021 | Popular-Science
It took everything I saved up and sacrificed, but now we got a nice little place going on.
The spicy version, with a nice complex burn in the seasoning, is even better.Where does the new McDonald’s chicken sandwich rank? Turns out, the Arches fall flat. | Emily Heil | February 25, 2021 | Washington Post
This particular tool is inexpensive, available in two sizes, and has a nice ergonomic handle.The best knife sharpener to keep your blades safe and effective | Edmund Torr | February 25, 2021 | Popular-Science
From there we took the train to nice, France, but the French border control caught us and sent us back to Italy.
Another beautiful Eminor number, with a nice shift up to the major for the chorus.
Champagne, which is also acidic, offers a nice complement to anything from tuna tartare to beef bourguignon.
And there are a few nice things buried beneath the rubble that I could use in my apartment.
It was also nice to have a place where my family and friends could see what was going on in my life.
There is more of artfulness in the flatteries which appear to involve a calculating intention to say the nice agreeable thing.Children's Ways | James Sully
I don't care, it ain't nice, and I wonder aunt brought us to such a place.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
And right after that, some nice sour milk would come splashing down into the trough of the pen.Squinty the Comical Pig | Richard Barnum
The boy backed away from him, and stood a little distance off, holding out a nice, juicy potato this time.Squinty the Comical Pig | Richard Barnum
"I don't think that is a very nice taste," said Davy, beginning to feel very uneasy.Davy and The Goblin | Charles E. Carryl
British Dictionary definitions for nice (1 of 3)
pleasant or commendable: a nice day
kind or friendly: a nice gesture of help
good or satisfactory: they made a nice job of it
subtle, delicate, or discriminating: a nice point in the argument
precise; skilful: a nice fit
rare fastidious; respectable: he was not too nice about his methods
foolish or ignorant
nice and pleasingly: it's nice and cool
- nicely, adverb
- niceness, noun
- nicish, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for Nice (2 of 3)
a city in SE France, on the Mediterranean: a leading resort of the French Riviera; founded by Phocaeans from Marseille in about the 3rd century bc . Pop: 342 738 (1999)
British Dictionary definitions for NICE (3 of 3)
(in Britain) National Institute for Clinical Excellence: a body established in 1999 to provide authoritative guidance on current best practice in medicine and to promote high-quality cost-effective medical treatment in the NHS
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Cultural definitions for Nice
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