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Definizione monolingua e traduzione nice

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nice (comparative nicer, superlative nicest)

  1. (obsolete) Silly, ignorant; foolish. [14th-17th c.]
  2. (now rare) Particular in ones conduct; scrupulous, painstaking; choosy. [from 14th c.]
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.2:
      There is nothing he seemed to be more carefull of than of his honesty, and observe a kinde of decencie of his person, and orderly decorum in his habits, were it on foot or on horsebacke. He was exceeding nice in performing his word or promise.
    • 1999, Joyce Crick, translating Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams, Oxford 2008, p. 83:
      But if I dispense with the dreams of neurotics, my main material, I cannot be too nice [transl. wählerisch] in my dealings with the remainder.
  3. (obsolete) Particular as regards rules or qualities; strict. [16th-19th c.]
    • 1818, Jane Austen, Persuasion:
      Good company requires only birth, education and manners, and with regard to education is not very nice. Birth and good manners are essential.
  4. Showing or requiring great precision or sensitive discernment; subtle. [from 16th c.]
    • 1914: Saki, ""Laura"":
      ""Its her own funeral, you know,"" said Sir Lulworth; ""its a nice point in etiquette how far one ought to show respect to ones own mortal remains.""
    • 1974, Lawrence Durrell, Monsieur, Faber & Faber 1992, p. 131:
      It would be a nice theological point to try and establish whether Ophis os Moslem or gnostic.
    • 2006, Clive James, North Face of Soho, Picador 2007, p. 242:
      Why it should have attained such longevity is a nice question.
  5. (obsolete) Doubtful, as to the outcome; risky. [16th-19th c.]
    • 1598, William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 1, IV.1:
      To set so rich a maine / On the nice hazard of one doubtfull houre? It were not good.
    • 1822, T. Creevey, Reminiscences, 28 Jul:
      It has been a damned nice thing - the nearest run thing you ever saw in your life.
  6. Respectable; virtuous. [from 18th c.]
    What is a nice person like you doing in a place like this?
  7. Pleasant, satisfactory. [from 18th c.]
    • 1998, Baha Men - Who Let the Dogs Out?
      When the party was nice, the party was jumpin (Hey, Yippie, Yi, Yo)
    • 2008, Rachel Cooke, The Guardian, 20 Apr 2008:
      ""Whats difficult is when you think someone is saying something nice about you, but youre not quite sure.""
  8. Of a person: friendly, attractive. [from 18th c.]
  9. With ""and"", having intensive effect: extremely. [from 18th c.]
    The soup is nice and hot.

nice (comparative more nice, superlative most nice)

  1. (colloquial) Nicely.
    Children, play nice.
    He dresses real nice.
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