nice: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (nīs), [key]
— nic•er, nic•est.
  1. pleasing; agreeable; delightful: a nice visit.
  2. amiably pleasant; kind: They are always nice to strangers.
  3. characterized by, showing, or requiring great accuracy, precision, skill, tact, care, or delicacy: nice workmanship; a nice shot; a nice handling of a crisis.
  4. showing or indicating very small differences; minutely accurate, as instruments: a job that requires nice measurements.
  5. minute, fine, or subtle: a nice distinction.
  6. having or showing delicate, accurate perception: a nice sense of color.
  7. refined in manners, language, etc.: Nice people wouldn't do such things.
  8. virtuous; respectable; decorous: a nice girl.
  9. suitable or proper: That was not a nice remark.
  10. carefully neat in dress, habits, etc.
  11. (esp. of food) dainty or delicate.
  12. having fastidious, finicky, or fussy tastes: They're much too nice in their dining habits to enjoy an outdoor barbecue.
  13. coy, shy, or reluctant.
  14. unimportant; trivial.
  15. wanton.
  16. sufficiently: It's nice and warm in here.


Pronunciation: (nēs), [key]
— n.
  1. a port in and the capital of Alpes-Maritimes, in SE France, on the Mediterranean: resort. 346,620.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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