Synonyms of nice in English:
5 it's a nice day
fine, pleasant, agreeable;
dry, sunny, warm, mild
[Antonyms] stormy, nasty
Nice originally had a number of meanings, including ‘fine, subtle, discriminating’ ( they are not very nice in regard to the company they keep); ‘refined in taste, hard to please, fastidious’ ( for company so nice, the finest caterers would be engaged); and ‘precise, strict’ ( she has a nice sense of decorum). The overuse of nice to mean ‘pleasant, agreeable, satisfactory’ ( we had a very nice time; this is a nice room; he's a nice boy) has not only rendered the word rather trite, it has made it awkward to effectively use nice in the context of any of its other meanings
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