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310 words for "nice": Christian, Christlike, Christly, according to Hoyle, accurate, acute, advantageous, advertent, affable, affectionate, agog, agreeable, agreeably, alert, all ears, all eyes, ambrosial, amiable, amicable, appreciative, appropriate, assiduous, attentive, attractive, auspicious, aware, becoming, befitting, beneficial, benevolent, benign, benignant, blissful, bon, bonny, braw, brotherly, bueno, capital, careful, charming, cheerful, choicy, choosy, civilized, close, cogent, comfortably, commendable, compassionate, compatible, complaisant, complex, complicated, concentrated, condign, congenial, conscientious, conscious, constant, cordial, correct, courteous, critical, cultivated, cultured, dainty, dangerous, decent, decorous, delectable, delicat, delicate, delicious, delightful, delightfully, demanding, desirable, detailed, differential, diligent, direct, discerning, discriminate, discriminating, discriminative, distinctive, distinguishing, due, dulcet, earnest, elegant, en rapport, enjoyable, enjoyably, estimable, even, exact, exacting, excellent, exigent, expedient, express, exquisite, fair, fair and pleasant, faithful, famous, fastidious, faultless, favorable, felicific, felicitous, fine, finespun, finical, finicking, finicky, fit, fitting, flawless, fraternal, friendly, full, fussy, genial, gentlemanly, good, good to eat, good-tasting, goodly, graceful, gracile, gracious, grand, grateful, gratifying, gratifyingly, gustable, gusty, hair-splitting, hairline, hairsplitting, hairy, harmonious, healthy, heart-warming, heedful, helpful, honeyed, human, humane, inerrable, inerrant, infallible, intense, intent, intentive, intricate, judicious, juicy, keen, kind, kindhearted, kindly, kindly-disposed, kosher, ladylike, laudable, likable, likeable, loving, luscious, lush, mathematical, mellifluous, mellow, meticulous, micrometrically precise, microscopic, mindful, minute, narrow, neat, nectareous, nectarous, niggling, noble, normal, normative, observant, observing, of gourmet quality, old-maidish, old-womanish, on the ball, on the job, open-eared, open-eyed, openmouthed, outgoing, overconscientious, overparticular, overscrupulous, palatable, particular, penetrating, perceptive, perilous, pernickety, persnickety, picayune, picky, pinpoint, pleasant, pleasing, pleasingly, pleasurable, pleasure-giving, pleasureful, polished, polite, precarious, precious, precise, precisianistic, precisionistic, profitable, proper, punctilious, punctual, queasy, rare, refined, regal, regardful, religious, religiously exact, rewarding, right, right and proper, righteous, rightful, rigid, rigorous, royal, sage, sapid, sapient, satisfactory, satisfying, satisfyingly, savorous, savory, scientific, scientifically exact, scrumptious, scrupulous, scrutinizing, seemly, selective, sensitive, severe, sharp, skillful, slight, small, softhearted, sophisticated, sound, special, specific, splendid, square, squeamish, strict, stringent, subtle, succulent, suitable, superb, superior, sweet, sympathetic, sympathizing, tactful, tasty, tender, tender-conscienced, tenderhearted, ticklish, tidy, toothsome, trim, undeviating, unerring, useful, valid, very good, virtuous, warm, warm-hearted, warmhearted, watchful, welcome, winsome, wise, worthwhile, worthy, yummy.
Nice \Nice\, a. [Compar.
{Nicer}; superl.
{Nicest}.]
[OE., foolish, fr. OF. nice ignorant, fool, fr. L. nescius ignorant; ne not + scius knowing, scire to know. perhaps influenced by E. nesh delicate, soft. See {No}, and {Science}.]

1.Foolish; silly; simple; ignorant; also, weak; effeminate. [Obs.]
--Gower. But say that we ben wise and nothing nice. --Chaucer.
2.Of trifling moment; nimportant; trivial. [Obs.]
The letter was not nice, but full of charge Of dear import. --Shak.
3.Overscrupulous or exacting; hard to please or satisfy; fastidious in small matters. Curious not knowing, not exact but nice. --Pope. And to taste Think not I shall be nice. --Milton.
4.Delicate; refined; dainty; pure. Dear love, continue nice and chaste. --Donne. A nice and subtile happiness. --Milton.
5.Apprehending slight differences or delicate distinctions; distinguishing accurately or minutely; carefully discriminating; as, a nice taste or judgment. ``Our author happy in a judge so nice.'' --Pope. ``Nice verbal criticism.'' --Coleridge.
6.Done or made with careful labor; suited to excite admiration on account of exactness; evidencing great skill; exact; fine; finished; as, nice proportions, nice workmanship, a nice application; exactly or fastidiously discriminated; requiring close discrimination; as, a nice point of law, a nice distinction in philosophy. The difference is too nice Where ends the virtue, or begins the vice. --Pope.
7.Pleasing; agreeable; gratifying; delightful; good; as, a nice party; a nice excursion; a nice person; a nice day; a nice sauce, etc. [Loosely & Colloquially]
{To make nice of}, to be scrupulous about. [Obs.]
--Shak. Syn: Dainty; delicate; exquisite; fine; accurate; exact; correct; precise; particular; scrupulous; punctilious; fastidious; squeamish; finical; effeminate; silly..

From: "nice" wn "WordNet (r) 2.0"nice adj 1: pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance; "what a nice fellow you are and we all thought you so nasty"- George Meredith; "nice manners"; "a nice dress"; "a nice face"; "a nice day"; "had a nice time at the party"; "the corn and tomatoes are nice today" [ant: {nasty}]
2: socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous; "from a decent family"; "a nice girl" [syn: {decent}]
3: done with delicacy and skill; "a nice bit of craft"; "a job requiring nice measurements with a micrometer"; "a nice shot" [syn: {skillful}]
4: excessively fastidious and easily disgusted; "too nice about his food to take to camp cooking"; "so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow" [syn: {dainty}, {overnice}, {prissy}, {squeamish}]
5: noting distinctions with nicety; "a discriminating interior designer"; "a nice sense of color"; "a nice point in the argument" [syn: {discriminate}]
6: exhibiting courtesy and politeness; "a nice gesture" [syn: {courteous}, {gracious}]
n : a city in southeastern France on the Mediterranean; the leading resort on the French Riviera.

From: gazetteer "U.S. Gazetteer (1990)"Nice, CA (CDP, FIPS 51294) Location: 39.12528 N, 122.85051 W Population (1990): 2126 (1315 housing units) Area: 5.5 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water) Zip code(s): 95464.

From: "nice" "The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03)"NICE The {Nonprofit International Consortium for Eiffel}. .

From: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Nice \Nice\ (n[imac]s), a. [Compar.
{Nicer} (n[imac]"s[~e]r); superl.
{Nicest}.]
[OE., foolish, fr. OF. nice ignorant, fool, fr. L. nescius ignorant; ne not + scius knowing, scire to know. Perhaps influenced by E. nesh delicate, soft. See {No}, and {Science}.]

1.Foolish; silly; simple; ignorant; also, weak; effeminate. [Obs.]
--Gower.
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But say that we ben wise and nothing nice. --Chaucer.
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2.Of trifling moment; unimportant; trivial. [Obs.]
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The letter was not nice, but full of charge Of dear import. --Shak.
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3.Overscrupulous or exacting; hard to please or satisfy; fastidious in small matters.
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Curious not knowing, not exact but nice. --Pope.
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And to taste Think not I shall be nice. --Milton.
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4.Delicate; refined; dainty; pure.
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Dear love, continue nice and chaste. --Donne.
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A nice and subtile happiness. --Milton.
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5.Apprehending slight differences or delicate distinctions; distinguishing accurately or minutely; carefully discriminating; as, a nice taste or judgment. ``Our author happy in a judge so nice.'' --Pope. ``Nice verbal criticism.'' --Coleridge.
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6.Done or made with careful labor; suited to excite admiration on account of exactness; evidencing great skill; exact; fine; finished; as, nice proportions, nice workmanship, a nice application; exactly or fastidiously discriminated; requiring close discrimination; as, a nice point of law, a nice distinction in philosophy.
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The difference is too nice Where ends the virtue, or begins the vice. --Pope.
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7.Pleasing; agreeable; gratifying; delightful; good; as, a nice party; a nice excursion; a nice day; a nice sauce, etc. [Loosely & Colloquially]
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8.Pleasant; kind; as, a nice person. [PJC]

9.Hence: Well-mannered; well-behaved; as, nice children. [PJC]
He's making a list, checking it twice. Gonna find out who's naughty or nice Santa Claus is coming to town. --Song.
{To make nice of}, to be scrupulous about. [Obs.]
--Shak.
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Syn: Dainty; delicate; exquisite; fine; accurate; exact; correct; precise; particular; pleasant; kind; scrupulous; punctilious; fastidious; squeamish; finical; effeminate; silly; well-mannered; well-behaved.
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