nice Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “nice” in the English Dictionary

"nice" in British English

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uk   us   /naɪs/

nice adjective (PLEASANT)

A1 pleasant, ​enjoyable, or ​satisfactory: Did you have a nice ​trip? Have a nice ​day/​time! This ​milk doesn't ​smell very nice. Thanks for ​ringing - it's been nice ​talking to you.nice and... B1 informal pleasantly: This ​orange is nice and ​juicy.
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nice adjective (KIND)

A1 kind, ​friendly, or ​polite: Jane's new ​boyfriend is a really nice ​guy. I ​wish you'd be nice toyourbrother. It was very nice of her todrive you ​home. It's not nice to ​talk with ​yourmouthfull.
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nice adjective (SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT)

[before noun] formal based on very ​slightdifferences: I wasn't ​convinced by his nice distinction between a ​lie and an ​untruth.
(Definition of nice from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nice" in American English

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niceadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /nɑɪs/

nice adjective [-er/-est only] (PLEASANT)

pleasant, ​enjoyable, or ​satisfactory: Have a nice ​day! It was nice ​talking to you. That’s a really nice ​restaurant. She ​plans to ​startrunning more when the ​weather gets nicer.

nice adjective [-er/-est only] (KIND)

kind or ​friendly: I ​wish you’d be nice to ​yourbrother. He’s very ​smart, but he isn’t very nice.
(Definition of nice from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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