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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 ?
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.
The naked, tawny bodies of the crouching urchins blended so nicely at that hour, with the withered herbage, that at first it seemed as if the earth had, in truth, swallowed up their forms; though when surprise permitted Duncan to bend his look more curiously about the spot, he found it everywhere met by dark, quick, and rolling eyeballs.
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.
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.
Wal, ye see, I thought there warn't no harm in my jest passing him along, and not sayin' nothin'; and I'd got him nicely swapped off for a keg o' whiskey; but come to get him away from the gal, she was jest like a tiger.
I could have given my own sect the preference and made everybody a Presby- terian without any trouble, but that would have been to affront a law of human nature: spiritual wants and instincts are as various in the human family as are physical appetites, complexions, and features, and a man is only at his best, morally, when he is equipped with the religious garment whose color and shape and size most nicely accommodate themselves to the spirit- ual complexion, angularities, and stature of the indi- vidual who wears it; and, besides, I was afraid of a united Church; it makes a mighty power, the mightiest conceivable, and then when it by and by gets into selfish hands, as it is always bound to do, it means death to human liberty and paralysis to human thought.
In one place we saw a nicely dressed German gentleman without any spectacles.
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.
There finally was a pink gingham, and when it was nicely finished, aunt Jane gave Rebecca a delightful surprise.
The tide will serve pretty nicely at about two in the afternoon, sir.
So I crept in and began to search for my assegais, my water- gourd, and my wood pillow, which was so nicely carved that I did not like to leave it.
The ladies, in particular, were not disposed to scan too nicely the morals of a man who was a professed admirer of their sex, and who possessed many means of dispelling the ennui which was too apt to intrude upon the halls and bowers of an ancient feudal castle.