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NICE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Nice mean? 

NICE (noun)
  The noun NICE has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: NICE used as a noun is very rare.


NICE (adjective)
  The adjective NICE has 6 senses:

1. pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance
2. socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous
3. done with delicacy and skill
4. excessively fastidious and easily disgusted
5. noting distinctions with nicety
6. exhibiting courtesy and politeness

  Familiarity information: NICE used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


NICE (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

city; metropolis; urban center (a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts)

Holonyms ("Nice" is a part of...):

France; French Republic (a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe)


NICE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance

Context examples:

what a nice fellow you are and we all thought you so nasty / 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

Similar:

pleasant (pleasant in manner or behavior)

good (agreeable or pleasing)

Also:

pleasant (affording pleasure; being in harmony with your taste or likings)

Attribute:

niceness (the quality of nice)

Antonym:

nasty (offensive or even (of persons) malicious)


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Meaning:

Socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous

Synonyms:

decent; nice

Context examples:

from a decent family / a nice girl

Similar:

respectable (characterized by proper behavior or conventional conduct; worthy of respect)


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Meaning:

Done with delicacy and skill

Synonyms:

skillful; nice

Context examples:

a nice bit of craft / a job requiring nice measurements with a micrometer / a nice shot

Similar:

precise (sharply exact or accurate or delimited)


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Meaning:

Excessively fastidious and easily disgusted

Synonyms:

squeamish; overnice; prissy; nice; dainty

Context examples:

too nice about his food to take to camp cooking / so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow

Similar:

fastidious (giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness)


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Meaning:

Noting distinctions with nicety

Synonyms:

discriminate; nice

Context examples:

a discriminating interior designer / a nice sense of color / a nice point in the argument

Similar:

discriminating (showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste)


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Meaning:

Exhibiting courtesy and politeness

Synonyms:

courteous; gracious; nice

Context example:

a nice gesture

Similar:

polite (showing regard for others in manners, speech, behavior, etc.)


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