Associations to the word «Nice»


NICE, adjective. (obsolete) Silly, ignorant; foolish. [14th-17th c.]
NICE, adjective. (now rare) Particular in one's conduct; scrupulous, painstaking; choosy. [from 14th c.]
NICE, adjective. (obsolete) Particular as regards rules or qualities; strict. [16th-19th c.]
NICE, adjective. Showing or requiring great precision or sensitive discernment; subtle. [from 16th c.]
NICE, adjective. (obsolete) Doubtful, as to the outcome; risky. [16th-19th c.]
NICE, adjective. Respectable; virtuous. [from 18th c.]
NICE, adjective. Pleasant, satisfactory. [from 18th c.]
NICE, adjective. Of a person: friendly, attractive. [from 18th c.]
NICE, adjective. With "and", having intensive effect: extremely. [from 18th c.]
NICE, adverb. (colloquial) Nicely.
NICE, interjection. Used to signify a job well done.
NICE, interjection. Used to signify approval.
NICE, verb. (transitive) (computing) (Unix) To run a process with a specified (usually lower) priority.
NICE, proper noun. A city in southeast France on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, capital of the department of Alpes-Maritimes.
NICE, proper noun. Nice (pronounced /ni:s/ or /naɪs/) is also a family name found in the United Kingdom, U.S.A., and other western countries.
NICE AND, adverb. (degree) Pleasingly, adequately.
NICE AS NINEPENCE, adjective. (simile) Neat, tidy, in order
NICE AS PIE, adjective. (simile) (colloquial) Very nice.
NICE GUY, noun. (literally) A male person who has a pleasant, friendly manner.
NICE GUY, noun. (idiomatic) (euphemistic) An inoffensive adult male who desires romantic companionship but who is too bland and uninspiring to be attractive.
NICE GUYS, noun. Plural of nice guy
NICE ONE, interjection. An exclamation of praise or encouragement.
NICE ROUND NUMBER, noun. (set phrase) A number which represents a particularly noteworthy quantity of something and which is expressed, for simplicity, impressiveness, or memorability, in a very rounded-off form usually ending in one or more zeros.
NICE WEATHER FOR DUCKS, noun. (humorous) rainy weather

Dictionary definition

NICE, noun. A city in southeastern France on the Mediterranean; the leading resort on the French Riviera.
NICE, adjective. Pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance; "what a nice fellow you are and we all thought you so nasty"- George Meredith; "nice manners"; "a nice dress"; "a nice face"; "a nice day"; "had a nice time at the party"; "the corn and tomatoes are nice today".
NICE, adjective. Socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous; "from a decent family"; "a nice girl".
NICE, adjective. Done with delicacy and skill; "a nice bit of craft"; "a job requiring nice measurements with a micrometer"; "a nice shot".
NICE, adjective. Excessively fastidious and easily disgusted; "too nice about his food to take to camp cooking"; "so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow".
NICE, adjective. Exhibiting courtesy and politeness; "a nice gesture".

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