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Meaning of NICE

Pronunciation:  nees, nIs

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  1. [n]  a city in southeastern France on the Mediterranean; the leading resort on the French Riviera
  2. [adj]  exhibiting courtesy and politeness; "a nice gesture"
  3. [adj]  noting distinctions with nicety; "a discriminating interior designer"; "a nice sense of color"; "a nice point in the argument"
  4. [adj]  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"
  5. [adj]  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"
  6. [adj]  done with delicacy and skill; "a nice bit of craft"; "a job requiring nice measurements with a micrometer"; "a nice shot"
  7. [adj]  socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous; "from a decent family"; "a nice girl"

NICE is a 4 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: courteous, dainty, decent, discriminate, discriminating, fastidious, good, gracious, overnice, pleasant, polite, precise, prissy, respectable, skillful, squeamish
 Antonyms: awful, nasty
 See Also: city, France, French Republic, metropolis, urban center



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Nice\, a. [Compar. {Nicer}; superl. {Nicest}.] [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
1. Foolish; silly; simple; ignorant; also, weak; effeminate.
   [Obs.] --Gower.

         But say that we ben wise and nothing nice.

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 differences 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.

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