1 pleasant, agreeable, amiable, amicable, friendly, cordial, warm, gracious, warm-hearted, kind, kindly, outgoing, charming, genial, delightful, courteous, polite, refined, gentlemanly, ladylike, winsome, likeable, attractive:
They are one of the nicest couples I have ever met.
2 good, satisfactory, commendable, worthy, worthwhile:
The manager said that I had done a nice job in preparing the specifications.
3 good, fine, superb, superior, attentive, sharp, acute, keen, careful, exact, exacting, rigorous; precise, accurate, unerring, scrupulous, meticulous, punctilious, discriminating, discriminative, perceptive, delicate, fastidious, flawless, faultless, subtle, strict, close, small, slight, minute, complex, complicated, intricate:
A diamond cutter must have a nice eye for detail. It is difficult to maintain nice distinctions of meaning among certain words, given that people are so careless with their speech these days
4 delicate, subtle, sensitive, exquisite, hair-splitting, over-nice, fine, critical, ticklish, dangerous, precarious, perilous, Colloq hairy:
The matter of Hong Kong requires some nice political negotiations.
5 trim, well turned out, tidy, neat, fine:
Don't you want to look nice for your birthday party?
6 nice and - pleasantly, delightfully, pleasingly, agreeably, enjoyably, gratifyingly, satisfyingly, comfortably:
It's nice and warm by the fire.
be, feel, look, seem, smell, sound, taste
I felt nice and cosy. That bread smells nice. His mother sounded very nice on the phone.
| make sth
I tidied the room to make it nice for the others when they came home.
awfully, exceptionally, extremely, incredibly, jolly, really, terribly, very
an awfully nice man
| perfectly, thoroughly
I'm sure she's perfectly nice really.
| not particularly
It had not been a particularly nice experience.
| pretty, quite, rather | enough
Some of the boys were nice enough, but she didn't want to go out with them.
He was incredibly nice about it, though I am sure it caused him a lot of trouble.
It's nice for Mum to get out more.
Can't you be nice to each other for once?
It's a nice little place you've got here.
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