adjective nicer, nicest
- 1 1.1 (kind, amiable)(kind-hearted)(friendly)you're too nice he's a very nice personshe did it in the nicest possible wayes muy buena personaes muy majo (Spain) [colloquial]to be nicelo hizo con mucha delicadeza
aboutsomethingit was entirely our fault, but he was very nice about itto be nicefue todo por culpa nuestra, pero él estuvo muy comprensivo tosomebodyshe's very nice to meser amable conalguientratar bien a alguienhow nice of you to ask uses muy amable conmigome trata muy bienMr Nice Guymuchas gracias por invitarnosDon PerfectoExample sentences1.2 (attractive, appealing) you look very nice today!
(to a woman)¡estás muy guapa or bonita hoy!¡estás or te ves muy linda hoy! (Latin America)(to a man)you look very nice in that suit¡estás muy guapo hoy!¡estás or te ves muy buen mozo hoy! (Latin America)the fish is very niceese traje te queda muy bienthe soup smells niceel pescado está muy bueno or ricothis is a nice mess we're in! [ironic]la sopa huele bien1.3 (enjoyable) did you have a nice vacation?¡nos hemos metido en una buena! [irónico]it's nice to have met you¿disfrutaste de las vacaciones?me alegro de or [formal] es un placer haberlo conocido
- I was very nice to the guy who called, after all, he was just the survey taker.
- The girls loved Chris, the guys were cool with him, and he was relatively nice to every person he met.
- I wasn't going to be mean, because he was too nice of a person to make a snappy comment towards.
- 2 (as intensifier) I had a nice hot showerher apartment is nice and cozy/sunnyme di una buena ducha calientenice and slowtiene un apartamento muy or de lo más acogedor/muy or de lo más soleadobien despacito
- 3 (respectable, decent) See examples: he seemed such a nice boyit isn't a very nice areaparecía tan buen chicoes un barrio bastante feo
- 4 (skilful)(move/shot/job)nice work!¡bien hecho!Example sentences
- If estate agents were in charge, there'd be none of this - it'd be something nice, pleasant and attractive.
- The majority of men will always find images of attractive women nice to look at.
- The film is billed as a romance, but the two travellers spend too long exchanging pleasantries and being nice to each other to get any sparks going.
- 5 5.1 (fine, subtle) 5.2 (discriminating) [literary]Example sentences
- But she is nice and coy.
- The figure of Justice, you know, is represented with a balance to weigh out to every one his due, with nice and scrupulous exactness.
- It is not the sort of nonsense that can arise even in the best system of law out of the need to draw nice distinctions between borderline cases.
- In fact, I doubt that the nice distinction which Mr Mostyn sought to draw will be capable of identification in most cases.
- I think you really made a nice point.
- It is a nice point, and it is for that reason that I am anxious to obtain your opinion.
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