Etymology
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nicely (adv.)

early 14c., niceli, "foolishly," from nice (q.v.) + -ly (2). In Middle English also "foolishly; stupidly; extravagantly; wickedly." From c. 1600 as "scrupulously;" 1714 as "in an agreeable fashion."

updated on June 08, 2019

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Definitions of nicely from WordNet

nicely (adv.)
in a nice way;
a nicely painted house
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