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English definition of “nice”

nice

adjective uk   /naɪs/ us  

nice adjective (PLEASANT)

A1 pleasant, enjoyable, or satisfactory: Did you have a nice holiday? Have a nice day/time! This milk doesn't smell very nice. Thanks for ringing - it's been nice talking to you. Wasn't it nice of them to invite us?Causing pleasure nice and... B1 informal pleasantly: This orange is nice and juicy.Causing pleasure

nice adjective (KIND)

A1 kind, friendly, or polite: Jane's new boyfriend is a really nice guy. I wish you'd be nice to your brother. It was very nice of her to drive you home. It's not nice to talk with your mouth full.FriendlyKind and thoughtful

nice adjective (SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT)

[before noun] formal based on very slight differences: I wasn't convinced by the minister's nice distinction between a lie and an untruth.Detailed and careful
(Definition of nice from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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