This website is a varied and curated collection of nice words, ranging from words with nice meanings, words that sound nice, nice adjectives, nice words to describe someone, nice synonyms and nice words by letter. We’ve tried to focus on and showcase those not only with nice meanings, but also those with positive meanings and unusual words which almost no-one knows. For eager word collectors, a great compendium of words like these can also be found at Alpha Dictionary’s article. So what about the technicalities of nice words? So: what makes a nice word a nice word? We’re obviously looking at aesthetics here, but unlike pictures, which are purely visual, words can be experienced by more than one sensory process, which we’ve categorised into visual, auditory, and tactile. Then there’s also the meanings of words, which can be interpreted differently by different people, even if they have pre-decided and widely recognised cultural meanings. When it comes to the visual niceties of a word, we can look at both the individual parts of the letters and also at how they interact and look as a whole. Ratio and symmetry are important here - people will generally consider visually nice words to be those that are balanced in height, weight, counter size, and ascender and descender length. Visually lovely words will also have a balanced amount of tall and short characters that are spaced fairly evenly along the word, rather than being clumped together in one spot or syllable. For some great examples of visual niceness mixed with meanings, follow this link and have a look at The Project Twin’s work. Auditory aesthetics basically means nice-sounding words. Things that contribute to this include rhyme and assonance, along with the general sound of the word. Assonance involves the repetition of sounds - for example, nice adjectives words with great meanings like “sibilance” or “effervescence” are nice sounding words due to their repetition of the “ss” sound. Tactile aesthetics refers to words that feel nice - either to say, write or type. The aforementioned assonance can contribute to this, with repetitive sounds feeling satisfying to say or type. Unusual words with letters grouped together on a keyboard that can be typed with one hand or that can be typed quickly or fluently can feel like lovely words to type, while those with ligatures close together can be elegant words to write. So at the end of the day, what will you even use your list of nice words for? You’ll have so many by the end of this page to use and remember that it might be overwhelming. You can use your nice sounding words for almost anything, and word collections like Other-Wordly’s Tumblr or The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows could serve as useful inspiration. Your new and positive adjectives could help you with that poetry project you’ve been putting off, some nice words of love to say to someone, or perhaps you’re just a little strange (like me) and just really like having collections of unique words. Before looking closely at nice words, what is a nice meaning, anyway? We already know that nice generally refers to things that are positive, pleasant and constructive in definition, and can describe not only objects and environments, but also ideas, actions, concepts and people. Since it’s such a versatile word with a broad range of appropriate applications, each meaning and context of use has its own subtle shade of definition, which makes it a great word to study and metaphorically keep in your back pocket. If we look at all of these factors together, it makes a lot of sense that people who look up nice words tend to use them for romantic intentions - they’re wanting something positive, uplifting, personal, meaningful, and aesthetically pleasing. It doesn’t really seem like you could get any better than that when cobbling together some nice words to describe someone. People do also find it calming and pleasurable to just read collections of nice words - things like the Letterpile’s list of 45 Awesome Sounding Words or Oxford Dictionaries’ list of Weird and Wonderful Words Here’s our list of words with nice meanings so far:
to make something better.
upbeat, positive and optimistic.
a set of ethical guiding principles; a sense of right and wrong.
the capacity to understand and share another's emotional state.
wispy, delicate, light, seemingly intangible.
a honey-like sound which is smooth and lovely to hear.
LEARN (v.)
to acquire new skills or knowledge.
MERCY (n.)
the quality of perceiving and acting with kindness and compassion.
an alignment or pair, usually in reference to celestial bodies.
a verbal expression of happiness.
CARE (v.)
to like something; to feel concern and interest over the state of something.
MIRTH (n.)
feeling and expressing hilarity and amusement.
BLISS (n.)
transcendental happiness.
the ability to quickly adapt to unfamiliar situations and overcome difficulties.
So we know what nice words are, and nice meanings, but what about nice sounds? A great introduction to this category can be found at The Phontistery’s Dictionary of Unusual Words, found here -, and with this great list from Unusual Words. We already know that nice generally refers to things that are positive, pleasant and constructive in definition, and we can apply these meanings to sounds as well. Nice sounds feel like positive, pleasant things to say or hear. As positivity, pleasantness and niceness are all subjective measures, this does mean that this can vary quite a bit - but in general, we’re looking at words with alliteration of sounds, crisp diction, and a good mix of soft and hard sounds. Certain full or rolling sounds can also be really satisfying to say, so these are included as well. For this list, I wanted to try and include words with not only nice sounds, but nice meanings as well. Here’s what we’ve collected of words that sound nice so far:


the flat, thin growths forming a bird's plumage.
a set of bells played using a keyboard or similar instrument.
GOLDEN (adj.)
of the colour gold.
FLUFFY (adj.)
a light, soft texture.
HAZEL (n.)
a greenish-brown, usually used in reference to a person's eye colour.
to love and appreciate dearly.
LUSH (adj.)
rich and very stimulating for the senses.
a type of tree, typically with narrow leaves.
an overflow of energy, exhilaration. an exuberant quality.
light, feathery tickling.
BALMY (adj.)
a mildly warm climate.
an imaginary thing believed to be real.
Nice adjectives are a great and vastly broad range of words to choose from. Nice is a widely used word and many different subtleties of meaning, which makes it an appropriate descriptor for people, places, things, and ideas. Nice adjectives are words that describe a noun in a positive, uplifting, or kind and considerate way - they focus on the noun’s positive aspects. This makes nice adjectives a really great choice if you’re trying to look for one-word compliments. If these words leave you inspired to be more kind and complimentary with your vocabulary, Vocabulary.Com also has a really great list of nice adjectives. So let’s have a look at our growing assortment of nice adjectives:


a band of bright light from the lustrous reflections of a gem.
MAGICAL (adj.)
so wonderful and unreal that it seems to be of magic.
astoundingly impressive.
PEACHY (adj.)
having some quality comparable to that of a peach.
DULCET (adj.)
of a sound - sweet, soothing, mellow. usually used ironically.
excellent and impressive.
SUBLIME (adj.)
extremely beautiful, borderline perfect.
noteworthy, deserving of fame
LISSOM (adj.)
graceful, slim, limber.
STELLAR (adj.)
having great qualities; a top performance.
hugely striking, very impressive.
sparkling, or shining with a light of dynamic and changing brightness.
NOTABLE (adj.)
worthy of note; memorable.
charming; causing happiness and delight.
of a great size.
RADIANT (adj.)
1. emitting light or heat.
2. a great joy or love evident in someone's countenance.
3. glowing skin, usually taken as an indicator of good health or youth.
Nice words to describe someone are very similar (and can be interchangeable) with nice adjectives. However, while nice adjectives are appropriate to use for people, places, things, and ideas, nice words to describe a person are generally only suitable as personality descriptors. I figured that it could be useful in our current socio-political climate to have a list of words that compliment people’s minds and personalities rather than their bodies. Nice words like these may also be more meaningful to receive, as they tend to have more thought, consideration and observation behind them. For example, it’s easy to say that someone has amazing hair immediately after meeting them (or even seeing them on the street) but to say that someone is capable or nurturing, you’d need to actually know that person and to have observed them for a good amount of time and in different contexts and settings. So we hope very genuinely that these nice words to describe someone come in handy for you and that you’re able to brighten someone’s day with them. Here’s our list of nice words to describe someone:


possessing the capacity to be creative and inventive.
an enthusiastic and passionate emotional expression.
LIVELY (adj.)
with great and positive energy.
showing a high consideration and awareness for one's surroundings.
involving, something or someone that arouses strong interest and attention.
CURIOUS (adj.)
possessing a desire to know more.
ETHICAL (adj.)
living by a set of moral standards that considers others as well as themselves.
SERENE (adj.)
a peaceful, tranquil state.
holistic, healthy
BRIGHT (adj.)
1. shining or filled with light.
vivid and bold, cheerful, vivacious.
3. smart, intelligent.
1. possessing striking qualities and splendour.
2. deserving of fame and admiration.
GENTLE (adj.)
1.a mild, tender temperament. kind in character.
gradual in effect or degree; not strong or violent.
brave; able to face fears and anxieties.
showing mercy and understanding to others. usually used to describe concern for well-being towards those with less power.
As we’ve covered collections of nice words that sound nice, have nice meanings, and are nice adjectives, I thought that a nice way to round these curations out would be to include a group of words that rhyme with nice. Unfortunately this does mean that not all of the words in list will have nice meanings - some are neutral or mildly negative. If you enjoy this entry and you’d like to have a deeper look at rhyming words, whether they rhyme with nice or not, RhymeZone has many great alphabetical lists to choose from. Words that rhyme with nice are useful in creative writing or poetry if you’d like to use the word nice but aren’t too sure of your options in terms of making it fit in aurally with the rest of your writing. With that in mind, we hope that you find this list of words that rhyme with nice useful:


DICE (n.)
an object with multiple numbered sides, used in games of chance and probability.
BICE (n.)
a colour derived from a blue-green pigment.
to join or connect multiple parts
a metamorphic rock with a banded structure.
SPICE (n.)
an aromatic seasoning.
a mountainous European flower.
another word for heaven; a perfect place.
a mythical creature commonly depicted as a two-legged dragon with a cockerel's head.
a machine made for a particular purpose.
to tempt.
overly picky or fussy.
To finish off our extensive (yet growing!) lists, we’ve got a range of nice synonyms for you. I’m sure that we’ve been through the meaning of the word nice enough for you to know what it means, but what about synonyms? Synonyms are words that have similar meanings to each other, and can generally be used interchangeably. They will have subtle differences though, whether in the intensity of meaning, the context appropriate for use, so be careful when using a word in place of another. Since “nice” has a few different general meanings, be aware of this as you’re going through the list. A synonym for “nice” in the sense of “likeable, agreeable, warm”, will be slightly different to a synonym for “nice” in the sense of “pleasing”, or “becoming” or “appropriate”. Like our words that rhyme with nice list, this word collection will not always sound nice, but they will always reliably have a nice meaning and have a similar literary and linguistic use as nice. For more on synonyms in general (as well as nice synonyms if you’re after more), be sure to visit Thesaurus.Com. Here’s our list of nice synonyms:


PEACHY (adj.)
of an ideal or excellent state.
TENDER (adj.)
careful, gentle; acting considerately.
MELLOW (adj.)
calm and untroubled.
of a kind and good nature; meaning no harm.
blissful, wonderful, or having qualities that resemble elysium (a section of the afterlife reserved for heroes and the righteous, for those worthy of a happy afterlife).
JOVIAL (adj.)
cheerful, energetically friendly.
MILD (adj.)
gentle, not extreme or radical.
CORDIAL (adj.)
friendly, relaxed.
respectful and polite.
easy to get along with; pleasant.
POLITE (adj.)
courteous, respectful; behaving with good manners.
These nice words were inspired by and collected from my travels through different forms of media throughout my day - articles, books, song lyrics and websites (and sometimes lying around, forcing myself to think of words I like). In particular, websites like, Quora, Tumblr, Pinterest, Positive Words Research, Adjectives Starting and The Phrontistery were all very helpful. If you’ve got any other word sources that you’d like to share, or have suggestions for other nice words, leave a comment or send an email. While I do collect words, I am always careful to write the meanings myself, so if you find a definition here that looks a little too similar to another that you’ve seen, please let me know asap and I’ll work on updating my wording as quick as I can. Likewise, if you find any mistakes - meanings that require updating, definitions that need better punctuation or words that are incorrectly spelled, get in contact. Thanks again for visiting our site, and as always, our very best wishes to you on your internet travels - remember to go for a walk and to water your plants.