"This is the nicest shop in town," a regular named Jose tells us as we join him in line.
Even people from the “nicest” parts of the country try to downplay that “niceness.”
Donatella Versace, I've heard she's the sweetest, nicest, kindest person in the entire world.
Photos posted on the page under the title “The nicest Hall on Campus?”
She is the nicest person in the world and tried to be understanding, but of course she was angry and upset.
She gathered together all her nicest things, and, not content with her own, cast a covetous eye on the possessions of her sisters.
Remove the fat and serve some of the nicest joints with the soup.
This is one of the nicest writing-tables I know, and it could be copied for a song.
"I shan't either: you're the nicest aunty in the whole world," cried Raby.
But to have come back married—at his age—to even the nicest woman in the world!
late 13c., "foolish, stupid, senseless," from Old French nice (12c.) "careless, clumsy; weak; poor, needy; simple, stupid, silly, foolish," from Latin nescius "ignorant, unaware," literally "not-knowing," from ne- "not" (see un-) + stem of scire "to know" (see science). "The sense development has been extraordinary, even for an adj." [Weekley] -- from "timid" (pre-1300); to "fussy, fastidious" (late 14c.); to "dainty, delicate" (c.1400); to "precise, careful" (1500s, preserved in such terms as a nice distinction and nice and early); to "agreeable, delightful" (1769); to "kind, thoughtful" (1830).
"In many examples from the 16th and 17th centuries it is difficult to say in what particular sense the writer intended it to be taken." [OED]By 1926, it was pronounced "too great a favorite with the ladies, who have charmed out of it all its individuality and converted it into a mere diffuser of vague and mild agreeableness." [Fowler]
"I am sure," cried Catherine, "I did not mean to say anything wrong; but it is a nice book, and why should I not call it so?"
"Very true," said Henry, "and this is a very nice day, and we are taking a very nice walk; and you are two very nice young ladies. Oh! It is a very nice word indeed! It does for everything." [Jane Austen, "Northanger Abbey," 1803]