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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? nice and... B1 informal pleasantly: This orange is nice and juicy.

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.

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.
(Definition of nice from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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