Word of the Day: Nice

nice / nīs

 

adjective

 

  1. pleasant

It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.

Brigitte Bardot, 1934-

 

  1. kind

Nice words are free, so choose ones that please another’s ears.

Vietnamese Proverb

 

  1. executed in a good manner

A lot of hard work is hidden behind nice things.

Ralph Lauren, 1939-

 

  1. fine; fancy

We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don’t want to work hard to accomplish these things.

Barack Obama, 1961-

 

  1. well-bred

Of course, I’d like him to have curls, and to come from a nice family, and to be perfectly sound and healthy, and to have no bad habits[…]

from ‘Mary Louise and Josie O’Gorman’ by Edith Van Dyne, pseudonym of L. Frank Baum, 1856-1919

 

  1. respectable

It is no sin to look at a nice girl.

Leo Tolstoy, 1828-1910