Definition of Niceness

1. Noun. A courteous manner that respects accepted social usage.

Exact synonyms: Politeness
Generic synonyms: Courtesy, Good Manners
Attributes: Polite, Impolite
Derivative terms: Nice, Nice, Polite
Antonyms: Impoliteness

2. Noun. The quality of nice.
Generic synonyms: Pleasantness, Sweetness
Attributes: Nice
Antonyms: Nastiness
Derivative terms: Nice

3. Noun. The quality of being difficult to detect or analyze. "You had to admire the subtlety of the distinctions he drew"
Exact synonyms: Subtlety
Generic synonyms: Difficultness, Difficulty

Definition of Niceness

1. n. Quality or state of being nice.

Definition of Niceness

1. Noun. (obsolete) Silliness; folly. (defdate 16th c.) ¹

2. Noun. Effeminacy; indulgence in soft living or luxuriousness. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) Shyness; reserve. (defdate 16th-19th c.) ¹

4. Noun. Fastidiousness; fine sensitivity. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

5. Noun. Pleasantness, especially of behaviour or personality; agreeableness. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

6. Noun. (computing Unix) A value determining how much processor time to concede to a running process. (See also (term nice) (verb), (term renice).) ¹

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Definition of Niceness

1. the quality of being nice [n -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Niceness

nice and
nice as ninepence
nice as pie
nice guy
nice guys
nice guys finish last
nice one
nice to meet you
nicen up
niceness (current term)
nicey nicey

Literary usage of Niceness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"Neat, spruce niceness. After speaking of those who are always '' kempt and perfumed," and exceedingly curious in mending little imperfections, ..."

2. The Lives of the Right Hon. Francis North, Baron Guilford, Lord Keeper of by Roger North (1826)
"... to say nothing of the charge of amanuenses and copiers. It is pity there is not the like communication amongst us. This niceness of our doctor, ..."

3. Origines Ecclesiasticæ: Or, The Antiquities of the Christian Church, and by Joseph Bingham, Richard Bingham (1840)
"First, Over great niceness and Curiosity in Singing, in Imitation of the Modes and Music of the Theatre. But there were some disorders and irregularities ..."

4. The Management of the Tongue: Under the Following Very Important and Useful by Laurent Bordelon (1817)
"... from their great sufferings, as from too great a niceness. REFLECTION.—THE most happy men are the most sensible; the least thing will make them easy and ..."

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