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2 giving pleasure or contentment to the mind or senses
  • a cool glass of lemonade sure would be nice

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5 made or done with extreme care and accuracy
  • the noticeably nice folding of the dinner napkins told us that we were in the home of a domestic diva

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7 marked by or showing careful attention to set forms and details
  • a gentleman's club with a nice code of honor that no one can breach and still remain a member

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Frequently Asked Questions About nice

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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The first known use of nice was in the 14th century

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“Nice.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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