Pronunciation: (nīs),[key] —adj.,nic•er, nic•est. 1. pleasing; agreeable; delightful: a nice visit. 2. amiably pleasant; kind: They are always nice to strangers. 3. characterized by, showing, or requiring great accuracy, precision, skill, tact, care, or delicacy: nice workmanship; a nice shot; a nice handling of a crisis. 4. showing or indicating very small differences; minutely accurate, as instruments: a job that requires nice measurements. 5. minute, fine, or subtle: a nice distinction. 6. having or showing delicate, accurate perception: a nice sense of color. 7. refined in manners, language, etc.: Nice people wouldn't do such things. 8. virtuous; respectable; decorous: a nice girl. 9. suitable or proper: That was not a nice remark. 10. carefully neat in dress, habits, etc.
11. (esp. of food) dainty or delicate.
12. having fastidious, finicky, or fussy tastes: They're much too nice in their dining habits to enjoy an outdoor barbecue. 13. Obs.coy, shy, or reluctant.
14. Obs.unimportant; trivial.
16. nice and, sufficiently: It's nice and warm in here.
Pronunciation: (nēs),[key] —n. a port in and the capital of Alpes-Maritimes, in SE France, on the Mediterranean: resort. 346,620.