Usage note: nice and very niceInstead of saying that something is nice or very nice, try to use more precise and interesting adjectives to describe things:pleasant/perfect/beautiful weathera cozy/a comfortable/an attractive rooma pleasant/an interesting/an enjoyable experienceexpensive/fashionable/stylish clothesa kind/a charming/an interesting manThe party was fun.In conversation, you can also use great, wonderful, and fantastic: The party was great. We had a fantastic weekend.⇨ note at goodnoun [uncountable]In some professions, niceness does not get you very far.IDIOMS
pleasant/attractive1 pleasant, enjoyable, or attractivea nice day/smile/placenice weatherDid you have a nice time?You look very nice.“Do you want to come, too?” “Yes, that would be nice.”The nicest thing about her is that she never criticizes us. nice (to do something)Nice to meet you! (= a friendly greeting when you meet someone for the first time) nice (doing something)It's been nice meeting you. nice (that…)It's nice that you can come with us.It would be nice if he moved to our neighborhood.We all had the flu last week—it wasn't very nice.It's nice to know that someone appreciates what I do.2 used before adjectives or adverbs to emphasize how pleasant something isa nice hot batha nice long walkIt was nice and warm yesterday.Everyone arrived nice and early.help Nice and with another adjective cannot be used before a noun:a nice and quiet place.
kind/friendly3 kind; friendlyOur new neighbors are very nice.He's a really nice guy. nice to someoneBe nice to me. I'm not feeling well. nice of someone (to do something)It was nice of them to invite us. nice about somethingI complained to the manager and he was very nice about it.I asked him in the nicest possible way to put his cigarette out. antonym nasty
not nice4 (ironic) bad or unpleasantThat's a nice thing to say!That's a nice way to speak to your mother!