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1    agreeable, amiable, attractive, charming, commendable, courteous, delightful, friendly, good, kind, likable or likeable, pleasant, pleasurable, polite, prepossessing, refined, well-mannered  
2    dainty, fine, neat, tidy, trim  
3    accurate, careful, critical, delicate, discriminating, exact, exacting, fastidious, fine, meticulous, precise, rigorous, scrupulous, strict, subtle  
4    cultured, genteel, refined, respectable, virtuous, well-bred  
1    awful, disagreeable, dreadful, mean, miserable, unfriendly, unkind, unpleasant, vulgar  
2    coarse, crude, rough, shabby, sloppy     (informal)  
3    careless, rough, sloppy     (informal)   vague  
4    coarse, crude, ill-bred, vulgar  
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  ( nicer    comparative)   ( nicest    superlative  )
1       adj   If you say that something is nice, you mean that you find it attractive, pleasant, or enjoyable.  
oft it v-link ADJ to-inf  
I think silk ties can be quite nice..., It's nice to be here together again..., We had a nice meal with a bottle of champagne.     
  nicely      adv   ADV after v, ADV -ed/adj  
He's just written a book, nicely illustrated and not too technical...     
2       adj   If you say that it is nice of someone to say or do something, you are saying that they are being kind and thoughtful. This is often used as a way of thanking someone.  
it v-link ADJ of n to-inf, v-link ADJ of n   (=kind)  
It's awfully nice of you to come all this way to see me..., `How are your boys?'—`How nice of you to ask.'...     
3       adj   If you say that someone is nice, you mean that you like them because they are friendly and pleasant.,   (Antonym: unpleasant)    He was a nice fellow, very quiet and courteous.     
  niceness      n-uncount  
Mr Pearce was rather bowled over by his niceness, his concern and his ordinariness.     
4       adj   If you are niceto people, you are friendly, pleasant, or polite towards them.  
v-link ADJ, oft ADJ to n  
She met Mr and Mrs Ricciardi, who were very nice to her.     
  nicely      adv   ADV after v  
He treated you very nicely and acted like a decent guy.     
5       adj   When the weather is nice, it is warm and pleasant.  
He nodded to us and said, `Nice weather we're having.'     
6       adj   You can use nice to emphasize a particular quality that you like.  
ADJ adj n, v-link ADJ and adj, ADJ and adv after v     (emphasis)    With a nice dark colour, the wine is medium to full bodied..., Add the oats to thicken the mixture and stir until it is nice and creamy...     
7       adj   A nice point or distinction is very clear, precise, and based on good reasoning.  
FORMAL   Those are nice academic arguments, but what about the immediate future?     
  nicely      adv   ADV after v  
I think this puts the problem very nicely.     
8       adj   You can use nice when you are greeting people. For example, you can say `Nice to meet you', `Nice to have met you', or `Nice to see you'.  
it v-link ADJ to-inf     (formulae)    Good morning. Nice to meet you and thanks for being with us this weekend..., `It's so nice to see you,' said Charles.     

Someone who is nice-looking is physically attractive.      adj   (=good-looking)  
I saw this nice-looking man in a gray suit..., We got on very well and she was very nice-looking.     

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niche, nicely, nicety, niceness

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