adjective, nic·er, nic·est.
Origin of nice
SYNONYMS FOR nice
Examples from the Web for niceness
His body has an even grace, his face a restless eagerness, and a gentleness, not to be confused with ‘niceness,’ is his manner.
Even people from the “nicest” parts of the country try to downplay that “niceness.”Cleveland Comes Crawling Back to LeBron: The Masochism of Rust Belt Chic|Arthur Chu|July 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No amount of American niceness and understanding will change that.
But niceness is only one answer, and it only works for young men who are willing and able to change.
Each new group gets a subterranean ovation for being a part of this wonderful thing, for being a part of this New York niceness.
How could one of his cross-grained, unfortunate, almost accursed stock, have contrived to reach this pitch of niceness?Jude the Obscure|Thomas Hardy
It is natural for Eve to set the pace and for Adam to follow, in all matters of detail and niceness.Happiness and Marriage|Elizabeth (Jones) Towne
The whole face is marked by the refinement of one from whom precision and niceness of judgment would be expected.Donatello|David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford
There was no niceness of feeling about this mountain of obesity in matters of business.The Story of the Foss River Ranch|Ridgwell Cullum
The people will be edified with this procedure, and no occasion left of suspecting you, either of niceness or covetousness.The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVI. (of 18)|John Dryden
British Dictionary definitions for niceness (1 of 3)
- foolish or ignorant
- shy; modest