Adjective "Nice" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/nʌɪs/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Giving pleasure or satisfaction; pleasant or attractive.
  1. 'Simply add a spoonful or two of yoghurt to your green lettuce to get a nice quick and satisfying snack.'
  2. 'The majority of men will always find images of attractive women nice to look at.'
  3. 'We didn't win but it was nice to have been accepted on our first attempts.'
  4. 'While it would have been nice to get two wins in Victoria, Mason was satisfied with his team's play.'
  5. 'She's one of those fun, lovely, nice to know, but never-to-be-relied-upon types.'
  6. 'A nice attractive business district around the station was a far cry from Detroit.'
  7. 'If estate agents were in charge, there'd be none of this - it'd be something nice, pleasant and attractive.'
  8. 'The film is billed as a romance, but the two travellers spend too long exchanging pleasantries and being nice to each other to get any sparks going.'
  9. 'If it has attractive art and nice looking parts I'm much more inclined to give it a try.'
  10. 'Previously for coastal France I've only been to the Med and it is nice to see waves again; they make a beach complete.'
  11. 'he's a nicer man than Mark'
  12. 'He was especially nice to Mimi, whom he treated with a gentle solicitude both on and off camera, exactly how he must have been with Takako.'
  13. 'The girls loved Chris, the guys were cool with him, and he was relatively nice to every person he met.'
  14. 'I think people are too nice to make too big a thing about it.'
  15. 'People were nice to me and also I am always good to the Japanese people when they come to America.'
  16. 'I mean, if you look like a nice guy, people are going to trust you.'
  17. 'His writing is amazing and he is the first blogger I read - but not a nice guy on a personal level.'
  18. 'But they're so nice to be around and I don't feel bad about myself when they're near.'
  19. 'I wasn't going to be mean, because he was too nice of a person to make a snappy comment towards.'
  20. 'I got it from a friend of mine; she was really nice to make it for me.'
  21. 'How could an evil guy like Prince Jonas be friends with such a nice person as Adrian?'
  22. 'that's a nice way to come into my kitchen—no greeting!'
  23. 'Well that's a nice way to greet me when I've flown all the way from Perth!'
(especially of a difference) slight or subtle.
  1. 'It is not the sort of nonsense that can arise even in the best system of law out of the need to draw nice distinctions between borderline cases.'
  2. 'a nice point'
  3. 'It is a nice point, and it is for that reason that I am anxious to obtain your opinion.'
Fastidious; scrupulous.
  1. 'The figure of Justice, you know, is represented with a balance to weigh out to every one his due, with nice and scrupulous exactness.'

(in England and Wales) National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

    Definitions

    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. havin

    More examples(as adjective)

    "people can be nice to people."

    "people can be nice at alls."

    "teachers can be nice to people."

    "people can be nice in/at/on nights."

    "people can be nice in/at/on mornings."

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    Origin

    Middle English (in the sense ‘stupid’): from Old French, from Latin nescius ‘ignorant’, from nescire ‘not know’. Other early senses included ‘coy, reserved’, giving rise to ‘fastidious, scrupulous’: this led both to the sense ‘fine, subtle’ (regarded by some as the ‘correct’ sense), and to the main current senses.

    Phrase

    make nice (or nice-nice)
    nice and —
    nice one
    nice to meet you
    nice work
    nice work if you can get it