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  • adj. excessively nice

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Excessively nice; fastidious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Excessively nice; fastidious.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. excessively fastidious and easily disgusted


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  • Hey - squeamish website, honourable search around some blogs, seems a pretty overnice program you are using.

    Martin Campbell Likens The Green Lantern Film to Iron Man in Tone

  • Our new hotel did not represent a retreat into overnice refinement or restraint.

    Lost in the Magic Kingdom

  • At a dozen parties where I have been since, this unfortunate adventure has always been an object of conversation, of witticisms, but not of blame, except at Madame Fouche's, where Madame Leboure was very much blamed indeed for having been so overnice, and foolishly scrupulous.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • IT is not so easy to tell why discredit should be cast upon a man because of something that his grandfather may have done amiss, but the world, which is never overnice in its discrimination as to where to lay the blame, is often pleased to make the innocent suffer in the place of the guilty.

    Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates : fiction, fact & fancy concerning the buccaneers & marooners of the Spanish Main

  • His thin, little body had grown steadily thinner since he had come among the apes, for while, as a young cannibal, he was not overnice in the matter of diet, he found it not always to his taste to stomach the weird things which tickled the palates of epicures among the apes.

    Jungle Tales of Tarzan

  • Like so many of the children of the rich, he had no trace of overnice sense of self-respect, having been lying and toadying all his life to a father who used the power of his wealth at home no less, rather more, than abroad.

    Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise, Volume I

  • Don't be overnice in your exactions; if she is even a fairly good cook, waitress, and laundress, you are indeed blessed among women.

    The Complete Home

  • He was twenty-five years old then, and he had demonstrated to his community thoroughly that he had courage, that he was crafty, and that he went to his end and got results, without stopping for overnice scruples of honour.

    A Certain Rich Man

  • "Where do you suppose that jewel went, Sir Governor," said the favorite, -- "that jewel which was overnice to shine at court, which set up its will against the King's, which would have none of that one to whom it had been given?"

    To Have and to Hold

  • They are a species of the “overnice,” forming a class of their own, as I told Queen Christine of Sweden, one day: “They are the Jansenists of love.”

    Ninon de L'Enclos the Celebrated Beauty of the 17th Century


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