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From Middle English _nice_, _nyce_, _nys_, from Old French _nice_, _niche_, _nisce_ (“simple, foolish, ignorant”), from Latin _nescius_ (“ignorant, not knowing”); compare _nescire_ (“to know not, be ignorant of”), from _ne_ (“not”) + _scire_ (“to know”). PRONUNCIATION * enPR: nīs, IPA(key): /naɪs/ * Rhymes: -aɪs ADJECTIVE NICE (_comparative_ NICER, _superlative_ NICEST) * (obsolete) Silly, ignorant; foolish. [14th-17th c.] * (now rare) Particular in one's conduct; scrupulous, painstaking; choosy. [from 14th c.] * 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, _Essays_, II.2: There is nothing he seemed to be more carefull of than of his honesty, and observe a kinde of decencie of his person, and orderly decorum in his habits, were it on foot or on horsebacke. He was exceeding NICE in performing his word or promise. * 1999, Joyce Crick, translating Sigmund Freud, _The Interpretation of Dreams_, Oxford 2008, p.83: But if I dispense with the dreams of neurotics, my main material, I cannot be too NICE [transl. _wählerisch_] in my dealings with the remainder. * (obsolete) Particular as regards rules or qualities; strict. [16th-19th c.] * 1818, Jane Austen, _Persuasion_: Good company requires only birth, education and manners, and with regard to education is not very NICE. Birth and good manners are essential. * Showing or requiring great precision or sensitive discernment; subtle. [from 16th c.] * 1914: Saki, _Laura_: "It's her own funeral, you know," said Sir Lulworth; "it's a NICE point in etiquette how far one ought to show respect to one's own mortal remains." * 1974, Lawrence Durrell, _Monsieur_, Faber & Faber 1992, p.131: It would be a NICE theological point to try and establish whether Ophis os Moslem or gnostic. * 2006, Clive James, _North Face of Soho_, Picador 2007, p.242: Why it should have attained such longevity is a NICE question. * (obsolete) Doubtful, as to the outcome; risky. [16th-19th c.] * 1598, William Shakespeare, _Henry IV, Part 1_, IV.1: To set so rich a maine / On the NICE hazard of one doubtfull houre? It were not good. * 1822, T. Creevey, _Reminiscences_, 28 Jul.: It has been a damned NICE thing - the nearest run thing you ever saw in your life. * Respectable; virtuous. [from 18th c.] _What is a NICE person like you doing in a place like this?_ * Pleasant, satisfactory. [from 18th c.] * 1998, Baha Men - _Who Let the Dogs Out?_ When the party was NICE, the party was jumpin' (Hey, Yippie, Yi, Yo) * 2008, Rachel Cooke, _The Guardian_, 20 Apr.: "What's difficult is when you think someone is saying something NICE about you, but you're not quite sure." * Of a person: friendly, attractive. [from 18th c.] * With "and", having intensive effect: extremely. [from 18th c.] _The soup is NICE and hot._ QUOTATIONS * 1710, Jonathan Swift, _The Examiner No. XIV_ I have strictly observed this rule, and my imagination this minute represents before me a certain great man famous for this talent, to the constant practice of which he owes his twenty years’ reputation of the most skilful head in England, for the management of NICE affairs. * 1930, H.M. Walker, _The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case_ Here's another NICE mess you've gotten us into. * 1973, Cockerel Chorus, _Nice One, Cyril!_ NICE one, Cyril! USAGE NOTES Sometimes used sarcastically to mean the opposite or to connote excess. SYNONYMS * (easy to like: person): charming, delightful, friendly, kind, lovely, pleasant, sweet * (easy to like: thing): charming, delightful, lovely, pleasant * (having a pleasant taste or aroma): appetising/appetizing, delicious, moreish (informal), scrummy (slang), scrumptious (slang), tasty * (subtle): fine, subtle ANTONYMS * (easy to like: person): horrible, horrid, nasty * (easy to like: thing): horrible, horrid, nasty * (having a pleasant taste or aroma): awful, disgusting, foul, horrible, horrid, nasty, nauseating, putrid, rancid,

From Middle English nice, nyce, nys, from Old French nice, niche, nisce (simple, foolish, ignorant), from Latin nescius (ignorant, not knowing); compare nescire (to know not, be ignorant of), from ne (not) + scire (to know).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: nīs, IPA(key): /naɪs/
  • Rhymes: -aɪs

Adjective

nice (comparative nicer, superlative nicest)

  1. (obsolete) Silly, ignorant; foolish. [14th-17th c.]
  2. (now rare) Particular in one's conduct; scrupulous, painstaking; choosy. [from 14th c.]
  3. (obsolete) Particular as regards rules or qualities; strict. [16th-19th c.]
  4. Showing or requiring great precision or sensitive discernment; subtle. [from 16th c.]
  5. (obsolete) Doubtful, as to the outcome; risky. [16th-19th c.]
  6. Respectable; virtuous. [from 18th c.]
    What is a nice person like you doing in a place like this?
  7. Pleasant, satisfactory. [from 18th c.]
  8. Of a person: friendly, attractive. [from 18th c.]
  9. With "and", having intensive effect: extremely. [from 18th c.]
    The soup is nice and hot.
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Sometimes used sarcastically to mean the opposite or to connote excess.

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English - Etymology 2

Name of a Unix program used to invoke a script or program with a specified priority, with the implication that running at a lower priority is "nice" (kind, etc.) because it leaves more resources for others. VERB NICE (_third-person singular simple present_ NICES, _present participle_ NICING, _simple past and past participle_ NICED) Wikipedia * (transitive, computing, Unix) To run a process with a specified (usually lower) priority. DERIVED TERMS * renice

Name of a Unix program used to invoke a script or program with a specified priority, with the implication that running at a lower priority is "nice" (kind, etc.) because it leaves more resources for others.

Verb

nice (third-person singular simple present nices, present participle nicing, simple past and past participle niced)

Wikipedia

  1. (transitive, computing, Unix) To run a process with a specified (usually lower) priority.
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* nice in _Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary_, G. & C. Merriam, 1913 * nice in _The Century Dictionary_, The Century Co., New York, 1911 * nice at _OneLook Dictionary Search_ * Nice at NiceDefinition.com

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