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 for Nicer
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nice \Nice\ (n[imac]s), a. [Compar. Nicer (n[imac]"s[~e]r);
     superl. Nicest.] [OE., foolish, fr. OF. nice ignorant,
     fool, fr. L. nescius ignorant; ne not + scius knowing, scire
     to know. Perhaps influenced by E. nesh delicate, soft. See
     No, and Science.]
     1. Foolish; silly; simple; ignorant; also, weak; effeminate.
        [Obs.] --Gower.
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              But say that we ben wise and nothing nice.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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     2. Of trifling moment; unimportant; trivial. [Obs.]
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              The letter was not nice, but full of charge
              Of dear import.                       --Shak.
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     3. Overscrupulous or exacting; hard to please or satisfy;
        fastidious in small matters.
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              Curious not knowing, not exact but nice. --Pope.
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              And to taste
              Think not I shall be nice.            --Milton.
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     4. Delicate; refined; dainty; pure.
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              Dear love, continue nice and chaste.  --Donne.
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              A nice and subtile happiness.         --Milton.
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     5. Apprehending slight differences or delicate distinctions;
        distinguishing accurately or minutely; carefully
        discriminating; as, a nice taste or judgment. "Our author
        happy in a judge so nice." --Pope. "Nice verbal
        criticism." --Coleridge.
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     6. Done or made with careful labor; suited to excite
        admiration on account of exactness; evidencing great
        skill; exact; fine; finished; as, nice proportions, nice
        workmanship, a nice application; exactly or fastidiously
        discriminated; requiring close discrimination; as, a nice
        point of law, a nice distinction in philosophy.
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              The difference is too nice
              Where ends the virtue, or begins the vice. --Pope.
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     7. Pleasing; agreeable; gratifying; delightful; good; as, a
        nice party; a nice excursion; a nice day; a nice sauce,
        etc. [Loosely & Colloquially]
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     8. Pleasant; kind; as, a nice person.
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     9. Hence: Well-mannered; well-behaved; as, nice children.
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              He's making a list, checking it twice.
              Gonna find out who's naughty or nice
              Santa Claus is coming to town.        --Song.
  
     To make nice of, to be scrupulous about. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     Syn: Dainty; delicate; exquisite; fine; accurate; exact;
          correct; precise; particular; pleasant; kind;
          scrupulous; punctilious; fastidious; squeamish; finical;
          effeminate; silly; well-mannered; well-behaved.
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