nice Definition

  • 1pleasant; agreeable; satisfactory
  • 2kind, polite, and friendly
  • 3subtle or fine

Using nice: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "nice" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    We had a nice time at the beach.

  • Example

    She is a very nice person.

  • Example

    That's a nice dress you're wearing.

  • Example

    He has a nice smile.

nice Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with nice

  • nice and easy

    a way of doing something that is relaxed and not hurried


    Let's take it nice and easy and enjoy the day.

  • an expression used to congratulate someone on their success or achievement


    Nice going! You aced the test.

  • an expression used to praise someone for a job well done


    Nice work on the presentation. It was very informative.

Origins of nice

from Latin 'nescius', meaning 'ignorant'


Summary: nice in Brief

The term 'nice' [naɪs] describes something that is pleasant, agreeable, or satisfactory, as in 'We had a nice time at the beach.' It can also refer to a person who is kind, polite, and friendly, exemplified by 'She is a very nice person.' Additionally, 'nice' can denote something subtle or fine, as in 'That's a nice distinction.' Common phrases include 'nice and easy,' 'nice going,' and 'nice work.'

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