American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Pleasing and agreeable in nature: had a nice time.
- adj. Having a pleasant or attractive appearance: a nice dress; a nice face.
- adj. Exhibiting courtesy and politeness: a nice gesture.
- adj. Of good character and reputation; respectable.
- adj. Overdelicate or fastidious; fussy.
- adj. Showing or requiring great precision or sensitive discernment; subtle: a nice distinction; a nice sense of style.
- adj. Done with delicacy and skill: a nice bit of craft.
- adj. Used as an intensive with and: nice and warm.
- adj. Obsolete Wanton; profligate: "For when mine hours/Were nice and lucky, men did ransom lives/Of me for jests” ( Shakespeare).
- adj. Obsolete Affectedly modest; coy: "Ere . . . /The nice Morn on th' Indian steep,/From her cabin'd loop-hole peep” ( John Milton).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Ignorant; weak; foolish.
- Trivial; unimportant.
- Fastidious; very particular or scrupulous; dainty; difficult to please or satisfy; exacting; squeamish.
- Discriminating; critical; discerning; acute.
- Characterized by exactness, accuracy, or precision; formed or performed with precision or minuteness and exactness of detail; accurate; exact; precise: as, nice proportions; nice calculations or workmanship.
- Fine; delicate; involving or demanding scrupulous care or consideration; subtle; difficult to treat or settle.
- Delicate; soft; tender to excess; hence, easily influenced or injured.
- Modest; coy; reserved.
- Pleasant or agreeable to the senses; delicate; tender; sweet; delicious; dainty; as, a nice bit; a nice tint.
- Pleasing or agreeable in general. Elegant or tasteful; affording or fitted to afford pleasure; pleasing; pleasant: often used with some implication of contempt.
- Agreeable; pleasant; good: applied to persons.
- [Nice in this sense is very common in colloquial use as a general epithet of approbation applicable to anything that pleases.]
- Synonyms Nice., Dainty, Fastidious, Squeamish, finical, delicate, exquisite, effeminate, fussy. Nice is the most general of the first four words; it suggests careful choice: as, he is nice in his language and in his dress; it is rarely used of overwrought delicacy. Dainty is stronger than nice, and ranges from a commendable particularity to fastidiousness: as, to be dainty in one's choice of clothes or company; a dainty virtue. Fastidious almost always means a somewhat proud or haughty particularity; a fastidious person is hard to please, because he objects to minute points or to some point in almost everything. Squeamish is founded upon the notion of feeling nausea; hence it means fastidious to an extreme, absurdly particular.
- Definite, rigorous, strict.
- Accurate, Correct, Exact, etc. See accurate.
- Luscious, savory, palatable.
- v. transitive, computing, Unix To run a process with a specified (usually lower) priority.
- adv. colloquial Nicely.
- interj. Used to signify a job well done.
- interj. Used to signify approval.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Foolish; silly; simple; ignorant; also, weak; effeminate.
- adj. obsolete Of trifling moment; unimportant; trivial.
- adj. Overscrupulous or exacting; hard to please or satisfy; fastidious in small matters.
- adj. Delicate; refined; dainty; pure.
- adj. Apprehending slight differences or delicate distinctions; distinguishing accurately or minutely; carefully discriminating.
- adj. Done or made with careful labor; suited to excite admiration on account of exactness; evidencing great skill; exact; fine; finished; ; exactly or fastidiously discriminated; requiring close discrimination.
- adj. Loosely & Colloquially Pleasing; agreeable; gratifying; delightful; good.
- adj. Pleasant; kind.
- adj. Well-mannered; well-behaved.
- adj. socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous
- adj. done with delicacy and skill
- n. a city in southeastern France on the Mediterranean; the leading resort on the French Riviera
- adj. pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance
- adj. excessively fastidious and easily disgusted
- adj. exhibiting courtesy and politeness
- From Middle English nice, nyce, nys, from Old French nice, niche, nisce ("simple, foolish, ignorant"), from Latin nescius ("ignorant, not knowing"); compare nescire ("to know not, be ignorant of"), from ne ("not") + scire ("to know"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, foolish, from Old French, from Latin nescius, ignorant, from nescīre, to be ignorant; see nescience. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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