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Tuesday, September 24, 2002

24 SEP 02

From Merriam-Webster.


Pronunciation: ‘nIs

Function: adjective

Inflected Form(s): nic·er; nic·est

Etymology: Middle English, foolish, wanton, from Old French, from Latin nescius: ignorant, from nescire: not to know — more at NESCIENCE

Date: 14th century


2 a : showing fastidious or finicky tastes : PARTICULAR (too nice a palate to enjoy junk food) b : exacting in requirements or standards : PUNCTILIOUS (a nice code of honor)

3 : possessing, marked by, or demanding great or excessive precision and delicacy (nice measurements)

4 obsolete : TRIVIAL

5 a : PLEASING, AGREEABLE (a nice time) (a nice person) b : well-executed (nice shot) c : APPROPRIATE, FITTING (not a nice word for a formal occasion)

6 a : socially acceptable : WELL-BRED (from a nice family) b : VIRTUOUS, RESPECTABLE (was taught that nice girls don’t do that)

7 : POLITE, KIND (that’s nice of you to say)

synonym see CORRECT

– nice adverb

– nice·ly adverb

– nice·ness noun

Cute is funny too.

"Be nice"? Are you sure about that?

posted by latiolais at 0800  

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