Definition for NICE'NESS


  1. Delicacy of perception; the quality of perceiving small differences; as, niceness of taste.
  2. Extreme delicacy; excess of scrupulousness or exactness. Unlike the niceness of our modern dames. Dryden.
  3. Accuracy; minute exactness; as, niceness of work; niceness of texture or proportion. Where's now the labored niceness in thy dress? Dryden.

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