Definitions

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  • v. To surpass in apparently nice behaviour; to make oneself seem nicer than.

Etymologies

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out- +‎ nice

Examples

  • When it was over two hours later, here is how the reporters, not the columnists, of the New York Times described the showdown: “Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama sat side by side here Thursday, sharing a night of smiles, friendly eye-catching and gentle banter … It was almost as if the battle was to see which of them could outnice the other.”

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