NICE, adjective [G. To eat dainties or sweetmeats]
1. Properly, soft; whence, delicate; tender; dainty; sweet or very pleasant to the taste; as a nice bit; nice food.
2. Delicate; fine; applied to texture, composition or color; as cloth of a nice texture; nice tints of color.
3. Accurate; exact; precise; as nice proportions; nice symmetry; nice workmanship; nice rules.
4. Requiring scrupulous exactness; as a nice point.
5. Perceiving the smallest difference; distinguishing accurately and minutely by perception; as a person of nice taste; hence,
6. Perceiving accurately the smallest faults, errors or irregularities; distinguishing and judging with exactness; as a nice judge of a subject; nice discernment.
Our author happy in a judge so nice
7. Over scrupulous or exact.
Curious, not knowing; not exact, but nice
8. Delicate; scrupulously and minutely cautious.
The letter was not nice but full of charge of dear import.
Dear love, continue nice and chaste.
9. Fastidious; squeamish.
And to taste, think not I shall be nice
10. Delicate; easily injured.
How nice the reputation of the maid!
11. Refined; as nice and subtle happiness.
12. Having lucky hits. [Not used.]
13. Weak; foolish; effeminate.
14. Trivial; unimportant.
To make nice to be scrupulous.