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nice

 (nīs)
adj. nic·er, nic·est
1. Pleasing and agreeable in nature: had a nice time; a nice person.
2. Having a pleasant or attractive appearance: a nice dress; a nice face.
3. Exhibiting courtesy and politeness: a nice gesture.
4. Of good character and reputation; respectable.
5. Overdelicate or fastidious; fussy.
6. Showing or requiring great precision or sensitive discernment; subtle: a nice distinction; a nice sense of style.
7. Done with delicacy and skill: a nice bit of craft.
8. Used as an intensive with and: nice and warm.
9. Obsolete
a. Wanton; profligate: "For when mine hours / Were nice and lucky, men did ransom lives / Of me for jests" (Shakespeare).
b. Affectedly modest; coy: "Ere ... / The nice Morn on th' Indian steep, / From her cabin'd loop-hole peep" (John Milton).

[Middle English, foolish, from Old French, from Latin nescius, ignorant, from nescīre, to be ignorant; see nescience.]

nice′ly adv.
nice′ness n.

Nice

 (nēs)
A city of southeast France on the Mediterranean Sea northeast of Cannes. Controlled by various royal houses after the 1200s, the city was finally ceded to France in 1860. It is the leading resort city of the French Riviera.
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Adv.1.nicely - in a nice way; "a nicely painted house"

nicely

adverb
1. pleasantly, well, delightfully, attractively, charmingly, agreeably, pleasingly, acceptably, pleasurably He's just written a book, nicely illustrated and not too technical.
pleasantly unpleasantly, unattractively
2. kindly, politely, thoughtfully, amiably, courteously He treated you very nicely and acted like a decent guy.
3. precisely, exactly, accurately, exactingly, finely, carefully, strictly, subtly, delicately, meticulously, rigorously, scrupulously I think this sums up the problem very nicely.
precisely carelessly, sloppily (informal)
4. satisfactorily, well, adequately, acceptably, passably She has a private income, so they manage very nicely.
Translations
بِلَطافَه
pěkně
dejligtlækkert
vingjarnlega; laglega; ágætlega
lepoprijazno
çok iyipek iyipekâla

nicely

[ˈnaɪslɪ] ADV
1. (= well) → bien
nicely brownedbien dorado
she is coming along nicely at schoolen el colegio le va bien
that will do nicelyasí está perfecto or bien
your driver's licence will do nicelysu carnet de conducir sirve or vale
he's doing very nicely (for himself)le van muy bien las cosas
to be nicely placed (to do sth)estar en buena posición (para hacer algo)
2. (= attractively) [arranged, decorated, furnished] → bien, con gusto
she dresses nicelyviste con muy buen gusto
3. (= politely) [ask, say] → bien, con educación

nicely

[ˈnaɪsli] adv
(= well) [work, run, manage] → bien
He thought he could manage quite nicely without them → Il pensait qu'il pouvait très bien s'en sortir sans eux.
[dress] → bien; [illustrate, arrange] → joliment
I think Beth dresses very nicely → Je trouve que Beth s'habille très bien.
The flowers were arranged nicely in simple glass vases → Les fleurs étaient joliment arrangées dans de simples vases en verre.
(= politely) [ask, behave] → gentiment
You can have a biscuit if you ask nicely → Tu peux avoir un biscuit si tu le demandes gentiment.
(= kindly) [treat, say] → gentiment
to do nicely [shopkeeper, business] → bien réussir
another hotel owner who is doing very nicely → un autre propriétaire d'hôtel qui réussit très bien
to do nicely (= get better) [patient] → bien se remettre
She's doing very nicely → Elle se remet très bien.
to do nicely (= be suitable, be fine)
That will do nicely → Cela fera l'affaire.
A shirt and ordinary pair of trousers will do nicely → Une chemise et un pantalon ordinaire feront l'affaire.
A quick nod of approval would have done nicely → Un bref signe d'approbation aurait fait l'affaire.

nicely

adv
(= pleasantly)nett; (= well) go, speak, behave, placedgut; to go nicelywie geschmiert laufen (inf); to be coming along nicelysich gut machen or entwickeln; she thanked me nicelysie hat sich nett bei mir bedankt; to ask nicelyhöflich fragen; eat up/say thank you nicely!iss mal schön auf/sag mal schön danke!; that will do nicelydas reicht vollauf; how’s it going? — nicely, thank youwie geht es so? — danke, ganz gut; he’s doing very nicely for himselfer ist sehr gut gestellt; (= making money)er scheffelt Geld (inf); a nicely situated homeein hübsch gelegenes Haus; to be nicely spokensich gepflegt ausdrücken; he’s such a nicely spoken young manes ist eine Freude, diesem jungen Mann zuzuhören; nicely donegut gemacht, prima (inf); when the engine’s nicely warmed upwenn der Motor schön warm gelaufen ist
(= carefully) distinguishgenau, fein

nicely

[ˈnaɪslɪ] advbene; (kindly) → gentilmente
that will do nicely → andrà benissimo
he's getting on nicely in his new job → se la cava bene nel nuovo lavoro

nice

(nais) adjective
1. pleasant; agreeable. nice weather; a nice person.
2. used jokingly. We're in a nice mess now.
3. exact; precise. a nice sense of timing.
ˈnicely adverb
nicety (ˈnaisəti) plural ˈniceties noun
a precise or delicate detail.
to a nicety
exactly. He judged the distance to a nicety.
References in classic literature ?
He was neatly made, all of tin, nicely soldered at the joints, and his various limbs were cleverly hinged to his body so that he could use them nearly as well as if they had been common flesh.
And how nicely can doggish lust beg for a piece of spirit, when a piece of flesh is denied it!
Well, I have a bad trick of standing before the fire, and so I burn my frocks, and I scorched this one, and though it's nicely mended, it shows, and Meg told me to keep still so no one would see it.
He was bold and nicely behaved; he had not come to woo the Princess, but only to hear her wisdom.
The wife of a whaling captain had provided the chapel with a handsome pair of red worsted man-ropes for this ladder, which, being itself nicely headed, and stained with a mahogany color, the whole contrivance, considering what manner of chapel it was, seemed by no means in bad taste.
Poligny and Debienne, we had been so nicely steeped"--Moncharmin's style is not always irreproachable-- "had no doubt ended by blinding my imaginative and also my visual faculties.
The shape is the same with that of a beautiful horse, exact and nicely proportioned, of a bay colour, with a black tail, which in some provinces is long, in others very short: some have long manes hanging to the ground.
He was very particular in letting out and taking in the straps, to fit my head comfortably; then he brought a saddle, but it was not broad enough for my back; he saw it in a minute and went for another, which fitted nicely.
He asked after her nephew Tom, and she said he was on his way home and that she was expecting him to arrive a little before night, and added that she and the judge were gratified to gather from his letters that he was conducting himself very nicely and creditably--at which Wilson winked to himself privately.
Well, sir," I said in an apologetic tone, "she was going eleven knots very nicely, and I thought she would do for another half-hour or so.
Set out before it gets hot, and when you are going, walk nicely and quietly and do not run off the path, or you may fall and break the bottle, and then your grandmother will get nothing; and when you go into her room, don't forget to say, "Good morning", and don't peep into every corner before you do it.
But on the contrary, my papa and mamma are now provided for- I have arranged that rent for them in the Baltic Provinces- and I can live in Petersburg on my pay, and with her fortune and my good management we can get along nicely.