Nice

Definition of Nice

Pronunciation: nīs
a.1.Foolish; silly; simple; ignorant; also, weak; effeminate.
But say that we ben wise and nothing nice.
- Chaucer.
2.Of trifling moment; unimportant; trivial.
The letter was not nice, but full of charge
Of dear import.
- Shak.
3.Overscrupulous or exacting; hard to please or satisfy; fastidious in small matters.
Curious not knowing, not exact but nice.
- Pope.
And to taste
Think not I shall be nice.
- Milton.
4.Delicate; refined; dainty; pure.
Dear love, continue nice and chaste.
- Donne.
A nice and subtile happiness.
- Milton.
5.Apprehending slight differences or delicate distinctions; distinguishing accurately or minutely; carefully discriminating; as, a nice taste or judgment.
6.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.
The difference is too nice
Where ends the virtue, or begins the vice.
- Pope.
7.Pleasing; agreeable; gratifying; delightful; good; as, a nice party; a nice excursion; a nice day; a nice sauce, etc.
8.Pleasant; kind; as, a nice person.
9.Well-mannered; well-behaved; as, nice children.
He's making a list, checking it twice.
Gonna find out who's naughty or nice
Santa Claus is coming to town.
- Song.
To make nice of
to be scrupulous about.
- Shak.

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