Synonyms for nice
- fine and dandy
Antonyms for nice
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NICE
Rained lightly last night, and we had a nice shower this morning.
"Nice place to study in, sir," said Thompson, as we walked along.
"It certainly is nice to be liked," returned Kathleen softly.
It's nice to be so tired, and to know one can sleep as long as one wants.
You haven't said a word about all the nice things you did for the girls.
She was nice and friendly to us to-day, and I'm willin' to trust her to-morrow.
Mart, I've got tickets to a show,—a nice place,—and I want you to go along.
But don't you really think that people have a right to have any nice times?
A nice operation indeed, to make me at once one-eyed and one-armed.
I felt as if I were amusing a nice boy; he hardly came to my shoulder.
late 13c., "foolish, stupid, senseless," from Old French nice (12c.) "careless, clumsy; weak; poor, needy; simple, stupid, silly, foolish," from Latin nescius "ignorant, unaware," literally "not-knowing," from ne- "not" (see un-) + stem of scire "to know" (see science). "The sense development has been extraordinary, even for an adj." [Weekley] -- from "timid" (pre-1300); to "fussy, fastidious" (late 14c.); to "dainty, delicate" (c.1400); to "precise, careful" (1500s, preserved in such terms as a nice distinction and nice and early); to "agreeable, delightful" (1769); to "kind, thoughtful" (1830).
By 1926, it was pronounced "too great a favorite with the ladies, who have charmed out of it all its individuality and converted it into a mere diffuser of vague and mild agreeableness." [Fowler]
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