nice [ naıs ] adjective ***
▸ 1 attractive/enjoyable
▸ 2 friendly/kind
▸ 3 for showing you like something
▸ 4 with small difference
▸ 5 skillful
▸ 6 with high moral standard
1. ) attractive, enjoyable, or pleasant:
Your hair looks nice.
The Garden District is a much nicer place to live nowadays.
a nice cup of coffee
There's a nice view from the upstairs window.
2. ) friendly, kind, and pleasant:
She's a nice girl.
nice of someone (to do something): It was nice of you to come and see me.
be nice to someone: He's always been nice to me.
a ) SPOKEN used for saying that someone or something is not friendly, kind, or pleasant:
Mark hasn't invited you. Well, that's very nice, isn't it?
3. ) used with another adjective to emphasize that you like a particular quality about someone or something:
nice warm socks
a nice big smile
nice and warm/comfortable/clean etc.: It's nice and quiet in here.
I like my coffee nice and strong.
4. ) FORMAL with very small differences in detail:
These are nice distinctions that are extremely technical.
5. ) done with a lot of skill:
a nice little turn from the United striker
6. ) OLD-FASHIONED having high moral and social standards
have a nice day SPOKEN
used for saying goodbye to someone, especially to a customer in a store, restaurant, etc.
nice as pie INFORMAL
behaving in a very pleasant way towards someone, especially when this was not expected
nice to meet you SPOKEN
used for greeting someone when you meet them for the first time, or for saying goodbye to them on that occasion
nice to see you SPOKEN
used for greeting or saying goodbye to someone who you already know
╾ nice|ness noun uncount

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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