Definition and Meanings for nice

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Nice is ranked 11,108 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of nice

adjective, comparative, superlative

Etymology of nice

oe., foolish, fr. of. nice ignorant, fool, fr. l. nescius ignorant; ne not + scius knowing, scire to know. perhaps influenced by e. nesh delicate, soft. see no, and science

Meaning of nice

as adjective, comparative, superlative

  • foolish; silly; simple; ignorant; also, weak; effeminate.
  • of trifling moment; unimportant; trivial.
  • wanton.
  • overscrupulous or exacting; hard to please or satisfy; fastidious in small matters.
  • delicate; refined; dainty; pure; -- of people.
  • apprehending slight differences or delicate distinctions; distinguishing accurately or minutely; carefully discriminating; as, a nice taste or judgment; -- of people.
  • done or made with careful labor; suited to excite admiration on account of exactness; evidencing great skill; exact; fine; finished; as, nice proportions, nice workmanship, a nice application.
  • exactly or fastidiously discriminated; requiring close discrimination; fine; subtle; as, a nice point of law, a nice distinction in philosophy.
  • pleasing; agreeable; gratifying; delightful; good; as, a nice party; a nice excursion; a nice day; a nice sauce, etc.; -- of events, actions, experiences.
  • pleasant; kind; as, a nice person; -- of people.
  • well-mannered; well-behaved; as, nice children; -- of people.
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