nice vs awful vs nasty
- excessively fastidious and easily disgusted
- done with delicacy and skill
- socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous
- exhibiting courtesy and politeness
- pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance
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.
- extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact
- inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverence
- exceptionally bad or displeasing
- causing fear or dread or terror
- inspiring awe or admiration or wonder
- used as intensifiers
This patronising voice with a whine and an awful regional accent was talking.
by lawful/legal means. Lawful tends to be used in technical or literary contexts. The same is true of the opposites, unlawful and illegal, but illegal is used especially about criminal activities. Legal also means 'connected with the law':the US legal system.
It seems the awful practice of hazing is not just limited to college sororities and fraternities.