nice

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as in pleasant
giving pleasure or contentment to the mind or senses a cool glass of lemonade sure would be nice

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as in honorable
conforming to a high standard of morality or virtue in those days nice people would not have been caught dead in a gambling casino

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a nice day
a good day
a pleasant day
a beautiful day
a lovely day
nice people
good people
kind people
decent people
pleasant people
friendly people
a nice place
a good place
a pleasant place
a charming place
a lovely place
a wonderful place
a nice time
a good time
a lovely time
a pleasant time
an enjoyable time
a delightful time

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How is the word nice different from other adjectives like it?

Some common synonyms of nice are accurate, correct, exact, precise, and right. While all these words mean "conforming to fact, standard, or truth," nice stresses great precision and delicacy of adjustment or discrimination.

makes nice distinctions

When can accurate be used instead of nice?

The words accurate and nice can be used in similar contexts, but accurate implies fidelity to fact or truth attained by exercise of care.

an accurate description

When is it sensible to use correct instead of nice?

While the synonyms correct and nice are close in meaning, correct usually implies freedom from fault or error.

correct answers
socially correct dress

Where would exact be a reasonable alternative to nice?

While in some cases nearly identical to nice, exact stresses a very strict agreement with fact, standard, or truth.

exact measurements

How do precise and exact relate to one another, in the sense of nice?

Precise adds to exact an emphasis on sharpness of definition or delimitation.

precise calibration

How are the words right and correct related as synonyms of nice?

Right is close to correct but has a stronger positive emphasis on conformity to fact or truth rather than mere absence of error or fault.

the right thing to do

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Cite this Entry

“Nice.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/nice. Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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