Definitions for nicenis

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nice*naɪs(adj.)nic•er, nic•est.

  1. pleasing; agreeable; delightful:

    a nice visit.

  2. amiable; pleasant; kind:

    to be nice to strangers.

  3. requiring or displaying great skill, tact, or precision:

    a nice handling of a crisis.

  4. indicating very small differences; minutely accurate, as instruments or measurements.

  5. minute, fine, or subtle:

    a nice distinction.

  6. having or showing delicate perception:

    a nice sense of color.

  7. refined in manners, language, etc.

  8. virtuous; respectable; decorous.

  9. suitable or proper:

    a nice wedding.

  10. carefully neat in dress, habits, etc.

  11. having fastidious or fussy tastes.

  12. Obs. coy, shy, or reluctant.

  13. Obs. wanton.

Idioms for nice:

  1. nice and,(used as an intensifier to indicate sufficiency, pleasure, comfort, or the like):

    It's nice and warm in here.

    Category: Idiom

* Usage: The semantic history of nice is quite varied, as the etymology and the obsolete senses attest, and any attempt to insist on only one of its present senses as correct is not in keeping with the facts of actual usage. One criticism is that the word has come, through overuse, to lack precision and intensity.

Origin of nice:

1250–1300; ME: foolish, stupid < OF: silly, simple < L nescius ignorant, incapable =ne- negative prefix +-scius, adj. der. of scīre to know; cf. science



  1. a seaport in SE France, on the Mediterranean: resort. 342,439.

    Category: Geography (places)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Nice(adj)

    a city in southeastern France on the Mediterranean; the leading resort on the French Riviera

  2. nice(adj)

    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"

  3. decent, nice(adj)

    socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous

    "from a decent family"; "a nice girl"

  4. nice, skillful(adj)

    done with delicacy and skill

    "a nice bit of craft"; "a job requiring nice measurements with a micrometer"; "a nice shot"

  5. dainty, nice, overnice, prissy, squeamish(adj)

    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"

  6. courteous, gracious, nice(adj)

    exhibiting courtesy and politeness

    "a nice gesture"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. nice(adjective)nis

    pleasant and attractive or enjoyable

    They live in a nice house in the suburbs.; Your dress is really nice.; It'd be nice to have coffee with her some time.

  2. nicenis

    used with adjectives to emphasize a good quality

    It's nice and bright in this room.

  3. nicenis

    pleasant and kind

    She's a very nice woman.; Stop fighting and be nice to each other for once!

  4. nicenis

    used as a polite greeting when you meet sb for the first time


  1. nice(Adverb)


  2. nice(Adjective)

    Silly, ignorant; foolish.

  3. nice(Adjective)

    Particular in one's conduct; scrupulous, painstaking; choosy.

  4. nice(Adjective)

    Particular as regards rules or qualities; strict.

  5. nice(Adjective)

    Showing or requiring great precision or sensitive discernment; subtle.

  6. nice(Adjective)

    Doubtful, as to the outcome; risky.

  7. nice(Adjective)

    Respectable; virtuous.

    What is a nice person like you doing in a place like this?

  8. nice(Adjective)

    Pleasant, satisfactory.

  9. nice(Adjective)

    Of a person: friendly, attractive.

  10. nice(Adjective)

    With "and", having intensive effect: extremely.

    The soup is nice and hot.

  11. nice(Interjection)

    Used to signify a job well done.

    Nice! I couldn't have done better.

  12. Nice(ProperNoun)

    A city in southeast France on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, capital of the department of Alpes-Maritimes.

  13. Nice(ProperNoun)

    Nice (pronounced /ni:s/ or /nau026As/) is also a family name found in the United Kingdom, U.S.A., and other western countries.

  14. Origin: From nice, nyce, nys, from nice, niche, nisce, from nescius; compare nescire, from ne + scire.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nice

    foolish; silly; simple; ignorant; also, weak; effeminate

  2. Nice

    of trifling moment; nimportant; trivial

  3. Nice

    overscrupulous or exacting; hard to please or satisfy; fastidious in small matters

  4. Nice

    delicate; refined; dainty; pure

  5. Nice

    apprehending slight differences or delicate distinctions; distinguishing accurately or minutely; carefully discriminating; as, a nice taste or judgment

  6. Nice

    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; as, a nice point of law, a nice distinction in philosophy

  7. Nice

    pleasing; agreeable; gratifying; delightful; good; as, a nice party; a nice excursion; a nice person; a nice day; a nice sauce, etc


  1. Nice

    Nice is the fifth most populous city in France, after Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse. The urban area of Nice extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of about 1 million on an area of 721 km². Located on the south east coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, Nice is the second-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast after Marseille. The city is called Nice la Belle, which means Nice the Beautiful, which is also the title of the unofficial anthem of Nice, written by Menica Rondelly in 1912. Nice is the capital of the Alpes Maritimes département and the second biggest city of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region after Marseille. The area of today's Nice contains Terra Amata, an archaeological site which displays evidence of a very early use of fire. Around 350 BC, Greeks of Marseille founded a permanent settlement and called it Nikaia, after Nike, the goddess of victory. Through the ages, the town has changed hands many times. Its strategic location and port significantly contributed to its maritime strength. For years it was a dominion of Savoy, then became part of France between 1792 and 1815, when it was returned to Piedmont-Sardinia until its reannexation by France in 1860.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Nice

    or Nicæa, an ancient city of Bithynia, in Asia Minor, celebrated as the seat of two oecumenical councils of the Church, the first, presided over by Constantine in 325, which condemned Arianism, and the second, under the Empress Irene in 787, which deliberated on image-worship.

  2. Nice

    capital of the department Alpes-Maritimes, France, charmingly situated on the Mediterranean coast near the Italian border, terraced hills shelter it on the N., and its genial and equable climate make it a favourite winter resort for invalids; the Paglione, a small stream, divides the old and modern portion; Castle Hill, with ruins and pleasure gardens, the cathedral, art-gallery, &c., are features of interest; olive-oil is the chief export, and artistic pottery, perfumery, &c., are manufactured.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nice' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1486

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nice' in Written Corpus Frequency: #195

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nice' in Adjectives Frequency: #81

Anagrams of nice

  1. cien

Translations for nice

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


pleasant; agreeable

nice weather; a nice person.

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