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nicely

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of nicely

  1. 1 in a pleasing way <he's a nicely helpful child> Synonyms agreeably, charmingly, delectably, deliciously, delightfully, dreamily, enchantingly, enjoyably, favorably, felicitously, fetchingly, gloriously, gratifyingly, great, well, palatably, pleasantly, pleasingly, pleasurably, prettily, satisfyingly, splendidly, sweetly, swimmingly, welcomely, winninglyRelated Words finely, grandly, magnificently; advantageously, helpfully; blessedly, fortunately, happily, luckily; excellently, superbly; marvelously, sensationally, wonderfully; attractively, beautifully, handsomely; appealingly, appetizingly, enticingly, invitingly, temptinglyNear Antonyms abominably, appallingly, awfully, dreadfully, horrendously, horribly, horridly, shockingly, sickeningly, terribly, vilely; annoyingly, disgustingly, distressingly, irritatingly, vexinglyAntonyms badly, disagreeably, ill, unpleasantly

  2. 2 in a satisfactory way <I'm doing nicely, and thanks for asking> Synonyms acceptably, adequately, all right, alright, creditably, decently, fine, good, middlingly, well, OK (or okay), passably, respectably, satisfactorily, serviceably, so-so, sufficiently, tolerablyRelated Words appropriately, aptly, congruously, correctly, decorously, felicitously, fittingly, happily, meetly, rightly, seemly, suitably; gratifyingly, satisfyingly; effectively, effectually, efficiently, neatly, tidilyNear Antonyms unbearably; inappropriately, incorrectly, indecently, unsuitably; awfully, deplorably, disastrously, dreadfully, horrendously, horribly, horridly, miserably, terriblyAntonyms bad, badly, deficiently, ill, inadequately, insufficiently, intolerably, poorly, unacceptably, unsatisfactorily

  3. 3 with good reason or courtesy <excuse yourself nicely and you should be fine> Synonyms considerately, courteously, graciously, kindly, well, reasonably, thoughtfullyRelated Words pleasantly; excusably, fairly, justifiably, validly; discreetly, judiciously, prudently, sensibly, wisely; chivalrously, decorously, deferentially, gallantly, politely, respectfully, solicitously; compassionately, humanely, kindheartedly, sweetly, sympatheticallyNear Antonyms contemptuously, disdainfully, disrespectfully, impolitely, rudely, scornfully, snootily; cruelly, heartlessly, nastily, viciously; shabbily, unfairlyAntonyms discourteously, inconsiderately, thoughtlessly





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