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Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 67 words.

= (1) subtle, precise <a nice question> <a nice distinction>; or (2) good, attractive, agreeable, pleasant <they’re nice people>

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Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 138 words.

make nice (or nice-nice) be pleasant or polite to someone, typically in a hypocritical way. North American informal

naughty

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Bryan A. Garner.

in The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style

January 2000; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 68 words.

= (1) subtle, precise <a nice question> <a nice distinction> or (2) good, attractive, agreeable, pleasant <they're nice people> <it's

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Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 362 words.

The word nice is the great cause célèbre of meaning change in English. In medieval and Renaissance literature, nice (derived

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Edited by Robert Allen.

in Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 374 words.

The word nice is the great cause célèbre of meaning change in English. In medieval and Renaissance literature, nice (derived

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Nice work if you can get it expressing envy of what is perceived to be another's more favourable situation, from a song (1937) by Ira Gershwin.

See also naughty but nice.

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NICE

Elizabeth Martin.

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 148 words.

a nondepartmental public body that provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care. NICE was originally set

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Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 728 words.

1 An overused word?

(a) The meanings to do with precision and fine distinctions (as in a nice

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in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 55 words.

advice, bice, Brice, choc ice, concise, dice, entice, gneiss, ice, imprecise, lice, mice, nice, precise, price, rice, sice,

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in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 54 words.

advice, bice, Brice, choc ice, concise, dice, entice, gneiss, ice, imprecise, lice, mice, nice, precise, price, rice, sice,

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