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
On a screen with enough real estate, it might be nice to pin them to the top, so they can stay open and anchored in place, while you’re working in other applications.
I find it's nice to loosen up and enjoy those first few sips while I finish the preparations.
It’s especially nice that player decisions during the story affect how it all plays out.
For example, HBO Max is currently withholding its app from Roku devices, so the new ability to stream via AirPlay 2 is a nice workaround.Roku rolls out AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support to 4K devices | Sarah Perez | November 11, 2020 | TechCrunch
I noticed it primarily in this indoor video posted below, but some other reviewers have seen it outside in nice light as well.The iPhone 12 Pro Max might be worth it—for the camera alone | Stan Horaczek | November 10, 2020 | Popular-Science
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Two weeks in the world of wholesome niceness also leaves you undefended and strangely serene and a bit childlike.
No amount of American niceness and understanding will change that.
“He really blossomed during filming, and it was his natural niceness that really percolated through,” Frears told The Daily Beast.
I also notice that these French houses show signs of natty niceness which one would not see in an English farmhouse.Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie | George Brenton Laurie
Rosenthal was angry, and the man saw this and taxed him with over-niceness in ceremonial observance.Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ | Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D.
It's a matter of form; but I can't stand upon niceness over a thing like this—too serious.Justice (Second Series Plays) | John Galsworthy
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
From her over-niceness arises my fear, more than from any extraordinary reason for resentment.Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9) | Samuel Richardson
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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