nasty vs nice vs pleasant

nasty

Definitions

adjective

  1. characterized by obscenity
  2. disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter
  3. exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent
  4. offensive or even (of persons) malicious

Examples

A nasty flu bug's going round at the moment.

I can see banning books that illustrate these nasty looking teste bags.

Suddenly, seeking high office, Liddy Dole was described as over-ambitious, chilly and nasty under the "syrupy" Southern accent.

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nice

Definitions

adjective

  1. excessively fastidious and easily disgusted
  2. done with delicacy and skill
  3. socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous
  4. exhibiting courtesy and politeness
  5. pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance

Examples

We had engaged a very nice mare and stanhope, which we knew we could depend upon, when, the day before the race, the chestnut was declared lame, and not a presentable four-legged animal was to be hired in

The main square is called “Rynek” (which basically means “central market place”), and in the middle there are two buildings: “Ratusz” or City Hall (compare with German “Rathaus”) and “Sukiennice”, a long one-level building not unlike a bazaar, filled with stores.

It was nice to play a Wii game that wasn't full of bright greens and blues like another title featuring Mario.

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