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nice (adjective)
1.
obsolete
a) - wanton dissolute
b) - coy reticent
2.
a) showing fastidious or finicky tastes - particular too nice a palate to enjoy junk food
b) exacting in requirements or standards - punctilious a nice code of honor
3.
possessing, marked by, or demanding great or excessive precision and delicacy - nice measurements
4.
obsolete - trivial
5.
a) - pleasing agreeable a nice time a nice person
b) well-executed - nice shot
c) - appropriate fitting not a nice word for a formal occasion
6.
a) socially acceptable - well-bred from a nice family
b) - virtuous respectable was taught that nice girls don't do that
7.
- polite kind that's nice of you to say correct
Nice (geographical name)
city & port France on the Mediterranean 343,123 - SE pop
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
nice (adjective)
1.
following the established traditions of refined society and good taste
SYNONIMS:
befitting, correct, decent, decorous, de rigueur, genteel, nice, polite, respectable, seemly
RELATED WORDS:
acceptable, adequate, satisfactory, tolerable; dress, dressy, formal; dignified, elegant, gracious; priggish, prim, stiff, stuffy; apt, material, relevant; compatible, congenial, harmonious; allowed, authorized, kosher, permitted
NEAR ANTONYMS:
intolerable, unacceptable, unsatisfactory; casual, grungy, informal; seedy, shabby, tacky; banned, barred, disallowed; forbidden, interdicted, outlawed, prohibited, proscribed; awkward, gauche, ungraceful
improper, inappropriate, incorrect, indecent, indecorous, indelicate, unbecoming, ungenteel, unseemly
nice (adjective)
2.
giving pleasure or contentment to the mind or senses
SYNONIMS:
agreeable, blessed ( blest), congenial, darling, delectable, delicious, delightful, delightsome, dreamy, dulcet, enjoyable, felicitous, good, grateful, gratifying, heavenly, jolly, luscious, nice, palatable, pleasing, pleasurable, pretty, satisfying, savory ( savoury), sweet, tasty, welcome
RELATED WORDS:
alluring, attractive, desirable, enviable, inviting, relishable, tempting; charming, enchanting, fascinating; calming, comforting, soothing; amusing, diverting, entertaining, recreative; affable, amiable, cheerful, cheery, comfortable, gemütlich, genial, goodly, good-natured, gracious, hospitable, kindly, personable; blissful, felicific, glad, happy, joyous; elating, exhilarating, intoxicating; ecstatic, euphoric, nirvanic, rapturous
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abominable, ghastly, god-awful, hellish, horrid, miserable, wretched; bilious, disgusting, distasteful, obnoxious, offensive, repellent ( repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revulsive, unsavory, vile, yucky ( yukky); abhorrent, detestable, hateful, odious; boring, commonplace, dull, flat, insipid, irksome, stale, tedious; displeasing, dissatisfying; depressing, disheartening, dismal, dreary, gloomy, heartbreaking, heartrending, joyless, lachrymose, sad, unhappy; deplorable, doleful, dolorous, lamentable, lugubrious, mournful, regrettable, sorrowful, tragic ( tragical); aggravating, annoying, exasperating, irritating, peeving, perturbing, vexing; forbidding; hostile, intimidating; angering, enraging, incensing, inflaming ( enflaming), infuriating, maddening, outraging, rankling, riling; distressing, disturbing, upsetting
disagreeable, pleasureless, unpalatable, unpleasant, unwelcome
nice (adjective)
3.
hard to please
SYNONIMS:
choosy ( choosey), dainty, delicate, demanding, exacting, fastidious, finical, finicking, fussbudgety, fussy, nice, old-maidish, particular, pernickety, persnickety, picky
RELATED WORDS:
hyperfastidious, overdemanding, ultrafastidious; discerning, discriminating, selective; insightful, knowledgeable; captious, carping, caviling ( cavilling), critical, faultfinding, hypercritical, overcritical; careful, meticulous, painstaking, punctilious, scrupulous; queasy ( queazy), squeamish; peevish, petulant, prickly, touchy; niminy-piminy, prim, prissy
NEAR ANTONYMS:
affable, breezy, carefree, devil-may-care, happy-go-lucky, lackadaisical, laid-back, low-pressure, relaxed; flexible, lax, loose; lenient, permissive; uncritical; indiscriminating, undiscriminating
undemanding, unfastidious, unfussy
nice (adjective)
4.
having an easygoing and pleasing manner especially in social situations
SYNONIMS:
affable, agreeable, genial, good-natured, good-tempered, gracious, mellow, nice, pleasant, sweet, well-disposed
RELATED WORDS:
amicable, clever [], cordial, friendly, neighborly; benign, gentle, kind; cheerful, cheery, glad [], sunny; companionable, conversable, sociable; civil, considerate, courteous, polite, thoughtful; accommodating, amenable, obliging; attractive, delightful, enjoyable, likable ( likeable)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
boorish, discourteous, ill-mannered, impolite, inconsiderate, rude, surly, uncivil, unkind, unmannerly, unsociable; bearish, bilious, cantankerous, choleric, churlish, crabby, cranky, dyspeptic, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, ill-humored, irascible, irritable, peevish, petulant, quick-tempered, snappish, testy, touchy; argumentative, contentious, contrary, ornery, querulous; unappealing, unattractive; sour, vinegary
disagreeable, ill-natured, ill-tempered, unamiable, ungenial, ungracious, unpleasant
nice (adjective)
5.
made or done with extreme care and accuracy
SYNONIMS:
delicate, exact, finespun, hairline, hairsplitting, minute, nice, nuanced, refined, subtle
RELATED WORDS:
nitpicking, quibbling; frivolous, inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, negligible, petty, piddling, trifling, trivial; demanding, exacting, fastidious, finical, finicking, finicky, fussy, meticulous, particular, picky
NEAR ANTONYMS:
apparent, clear, clear-cut, evident, manifest, obvious, open-and-shut, palpable, patent, perspicuous, plain, transparent, unambiguous, unequivocal, unmistakable; broad, indefinite; careless, heedless, incautious, slapdash, slipshod, sloppy
coarse, inexact, rough
nice (adjective)
6.
conforming to a high standard of morality or virtue
SYNONIMS:
all right, decent, ethical, honest, honorable, just, moral, nice, right, righteous, right-minded, straight, true, upright, virtuous
RELATED WORDS:
correct, decorous, proper, seemly; high-minded, noble, principled; commendable, creditable, exemplary, legitimate; esteemed, law-abiding, menschy, reputable, respected, upstanding, worthy; blameless, clean, guiltless, immaculate, incorrupt ( incorrupted), incorruptible, innocent, inoffensive, irreproachable, unobjectionable; angelic ( angelical), lily-white, pure, scrupulous, spotless, uncorrupted, unerring; goody-goody, moralistic, pharisaical, rectitudinous, sanctimonious, self-righteous
NEAR ANTONYMS:
improper, incorrect, indecorous, naughty, unbecoming, unseemly; corrupt, debased, debauched, degenerate, depraved, dissolute, libertine, perverted, reprobate; unprincipled, unscrupulous; atrocious, infamous, villainous; base, low, mean, vicious, vile; blameworthy, objectionable, offensive; iniquitous, nefarious; errant, erring, fallen
bad, black, dishonest, dishonorable, evil, evil-minded, immoral, indecent, sinful, unethical, unrighteous, wicked, wrong
nice (adjective)
7.
marked by or showing careful attention to set forms and details
SYNONIMS:
correct, decorous, formal, nice, proper, punctilious, starchy, stiff, stiff-necked, stilted
RELATED WORDS:
sober, solemn, stately; chivalrous, courtly, gallant; genteel, polished, refined; civil, courteous, polite, red-carpet
NEAR ANTONYMS:
improper, indecorous, unmannerly; discourteous, impolite, rude
casual, easygoing, informal, laid-back, unceremonious
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