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WordNet 2.0
  • a city in southeastern France on the Mediterranean
  • the leading resort on the French Riviera
  • exhibiting courtesy and politeness
  • "a nice gesture"
  • noting distinctions with nicety
  • "a discriminating interior designer"
  • "a nice sense of color"
  • "a nice point in the argument"
  • 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"
  • 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 a
  • done with delicacy and skill
  • "a nice bit of craft"
  • "a job requiring nice measurements with a micrometer"
  • "a nice shot"
  • socially or conventionally correct
  • refined or virtuous
  • "from a decent family"
  • "a nice girl"
nice
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
  • 1. Foolish; silly; simple; ignorant; also, weak; effeminate. [Obs.] Gower.

    "But say that we ben wise and nothing nice." -- Chaucer.

    2. Of trifling moment; unimportant; 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.

 

There is no truth. There is only perception.

Gustave Flaubert
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