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a port in and the capital of Alpes-Maritimes, in SE France, on the Mediterranean: resort.
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Can be confusednice Nice
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Examples from the Web for nices
Nices distractions are too numerous to be mentioned in detail.Rambles on the Riviera|Francis Miltoun
British Dictionary definitions for nices (1 of 3)
/ (naɪs) /
pleasant or commendablea nice day
kind or friendlya nice gesture of help
good or satisfactorythey made a nice job of it
subtle, delicate, or discriminatinga nice point in the argument
precise; skilfula nice fit
rare fastidious; respectablehe was not too nice about his methods
- foolish or ignorant
- shy; modest
nice and pleasinglyit's nice and cool
Derived Formsnicely, adverbniceness, nounnicish, adjective
Word Origin for nice
C13 (originally: foolish): from Old French nice simple, silly, from Latin nescius ignorant, from nescīre to be ignorant; see nescience
British Dictionary definitions for nices (2 of 3)
/ (French nis) /
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 nices (3 of 3)
/ (naɪs) /
n acronym for
(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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Culture definitions for nices
Nice is the most famous resort of the French Riviera.
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