[syn: courteous, gracious, nice]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
But say that we ben wise and nothing nice.
2. Of trifling moment; unimportant; 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
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 day; a nice sauce,
etc. [Loosely & Colloquially]
8. Pleasant; kind; as, a nice person.
9. Hence: Well-mannered; well-behaved; as, nice children.
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.
Syn: Dainty; delicate; exquisite; fine; accurate; exact;
correct; precise; particular; pleasant; kind;
scrupulous; punctilious; fastidious; squeamish; finical;
effeminate; silly; well-mannered; well-behaved.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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: awful, nasty]
2: socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous;
"from a decent family"; "a nice girl" [syn: decent, nice]
3: done with delicacy and skill; "a nice bit of craft"; "a job
requiring nice measurements with a micrometer"; "a nice shot"
[syn: nice, 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,
nice, overnice, prissy, squeamish]
5: exhibiting courtesy and politeness; "a nice gesture" [syn:
courteous, gracious, nice]
n 1: a city in southeastern France on the Mediterranean; the
leading resort on the French Riviera
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
310 Moby Thesaurus 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,
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U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):
Nice, CA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in California
Population (2000): 2509
Housing Units (2000): 1672
Land area (2000): 2.211844 sq. miles (5.728649 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 2.211844 sq. miles (5.728649 sq. km)
FIPS code: 51294
Located within: California (CA), FIPS 06
Location: 39.126774 N, 122.850256 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 95464
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.