Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character or quality of being nice, in any sense of that word. Synonyms See
- n. computing, Unix A value determining how much processor time to concede to a running process. (See also nice (verb), renice.)
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Quality or state of being nice.
- n. the quality of nice
- n. a courteous manner that respects accepted social usage
- n. the quality of being difficult to detect or analyze
- From nice + -ness. (Wiktionary)
“Generic niceness is a dangerous trait to give a character – particularly the protagonist.”
“Worcestershire, to be paternal to his workmen, to be known as Squire, and to bring his children up in the older Moreton 'niceness' -- he had yet managed to make his ploughs quite celebrated, to found a little town, and die still handsome and clean-shaved at the age of sixty-six.”
“There are the softies in love with international law and international institutions, who hold that niceness is nice because it’s nice and the United States should be nicer.”
“As we scrolled through the list, we realized that almost all sales were based in "niceness.”
“I mean, Archie takes advantage of her "niceness" and eats her cakes and then leaves her to go on a date with Veronica.”
“This focus on "niceness" in critical approaches to young adult fiction -- a genre almost overwhelmingly produced and consumed by women -- is not accidental.”
“He's somewhat polarizing in a state known for it's "niceness".”
“The 'niceness' of people there is very real and very much a part of the culture.”
“I have to admit I have never been involved with any campaign before so I don't have anything to compare it with, but I was just totally impressed by the "niceness" of everyone involved, particularly the campaign staff, but also the other volunteers.”
“I am not talking about a political-correct kind of niceness that is insincere and shallow, but a deep down goodness that would ultimately rule the day.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘niceness’.
Some of the catchwords of several presidential debates (Obama-Romney 2012 Denver debate's transcript fully included)
words I saw while reading the Bike Snob
Yay, it's no longer raining (130 words) and snowing (600 words).
These words are from Samuel Richardson's novel Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady, 1747-48
Looking for tweets for niceness.