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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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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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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


pleasant (pleasant in manner or behavior)

good (agreeable or pleasing)


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


niceness (the quality of nice)


nasty (offensive or even (of persons) malicious)

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Socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous


decent; nice

Context examples:

from a decent family / a nice girl


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

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Done with delicacy and skill


skillful; nice

Context examples:

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


precise (sharply exact or accurate or delimited)

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Excessively fastidious and easily disgusted


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


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

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Noting distinctions with nicety


discriminate; nice

Context examples:

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


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

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Exhibiting courtesy and politeness


courteous; gracious; nice

Context example:

a nice gesture


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

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