Nice Meanings

Hello and welcome to our list of words with nice meanings!

For this list, I wanted to stay away from nice adjectives and nice descriptors (or nice describing words) since those are being covered in our “Nice Adjectives” and “Nice Personality Descriptors” entries. For this entry, I preferred to instead look at nice words that are nice because of their meaning – words that are positive, pleasant and constructive in definition, and describe ideas, actions, and concepts rather than the more commonly seen nice words used to describe people. I also didn’t want to use other words for nice, since that’s covered in our “Nice Synonyms” list. What we have instead are good words, nice words to say, and nice words to describe ideas and things that may previously have been vague and hard to explain – so grab a pen and have fun working your way through this list of words with nice meanings: 

So before we get into it, what is a nice meaning anyway? It’s a versatile word used to describe people, objects, and ideas, which gives it a broad range of applications. This means that it has subtle shades of meaning depending on the context it’s used. Quite basically and universally, we can understand “nice” as meaning something that is pleasant and enjoyable, something that gives satisfaction upon experiencing it. It’s something that falls in between the spectrum of “good” and “wondrous” – it’s beneficial and positive, but not so much that we lose our faculties because of it. Nice is a mild word whose intensity of meaning is largely dependent on the words used alongside it. If you’re particularly interested in the different definitions of nice, Dictionary.Com has a some clear definitions and in-depth information. Along with being a great addition to your vocabulary, these nice words can be very useful to use in explanations, stories, and poems. They’re expressive and explanatory and their nice meanings can act as good reminders for things we might want to do or be in life.


  • ameliorate (v.) to make something better.
  • bold (adj.) having and displaying confidence and courage. doing things vividly and with emphasis.
  • teach (v.) to share knowledge and skills.
  • bloom (v.) to grow in a healthy way.
  • cheerful (adj.) upbeat; positive and optimistic.
  • affirm (v.) to give support.
  • conscience (n.) a set of ethical guiding principles; a sense of right and wrong.
  • discovery (n.) the act of finding or realising something.
  • empathy (n.) the capacity to understand and share another’s emotional state.
  • aid (v.) help.
  • cooperation (n.) to act alongside others with the intention of supporting one another in shared endeavours.
  • thrive (v.) to rapidly develop and grow in a prosperous and successful way.
  • exploration (n.) to investigate and study something. can be applied to both tangible (like an environment) and intangible (an idea or suggestion) things.
  • learn (v.) to acquire new skills or knowledge.
  • conviction (n.) determination; an opinion or value that is firmly believed in.
  • care (v.) to like something, feeling concern and interest over the state of something.
  • laughter (n.) a verbal expression of happiness.
  • happiness (n.) feeling cheerful or positive about something.
  • empower (v.) to enable oneself or others with the ability and liberty to make and act upon decisions without being socially, politically, or economically hindered or punished.
  • intrepid (adj.) adventurous, brave.
  • revive (v.) to restore or give renewed strength and energy.
  • mercy (n.) the quality of perceiving and acting with kindness and compassion.
  • smile (n.) a facial expression indicating happiness and cheer.
  • appreciation (n.) acknowledgement of the positive and/or constructive qualities of someone or something.
  • gratitude (n.) feeling and expressing thankfulness.
  • adventure (n.) an experience where exploration and excitement is the main focus.
  • insightful (adj.) an expression or communication which is particularly wise or shows a lot of understanding about a certain topic.
  • mirth (n.) feeling and expressing hilarity and amusement.
  • sincerity (n.) without pretence; thinking and acting earnestly and as closely to one’s true beliefs and values as possible.
  • resourceful (adj.) the ability to quickly adapt to unfamiliar situations and overcome difficulties.
  • bliss (n.) a transcendent happiness.
  • freedom (n.) having the power to act as you like without hindrance or punishment.
  • opportunity (n.) an impermanent circumstance allowing for advantageous or otherwise desirable actions to be made.
  • harmony (adj.) being in agreement; forming a consistent and cooperative whole.
  • synergy (n.) parts interacting with one another to result in an effect that is greater than the sum of each part.
  • anticipation (n.) expecting a favourable situation or outcome; looking forward to something.
  • authentic (adj.) genuine, real, without pretence.
  • contentment (n.) peace, fulfilment.
  • encouragement (n.) supporting someone or giving confidence.
  • rest (v.) ceasing work to renew energy and strength.
  • collaboration (n.) to work cooperatively with another.
  • beloved (n.) someone or something that is dearly loved and cherished.
  • peace (n.) tranquillity; a quietness of mind.
  • meaningful (adj.) something with meaning attached to it.
  • attraction (n.) finding something or someone appealing, being interested.
  • power (n.) having the liberty, resources, and ability to make decisions without external pressures or influence and act upon them.
  • awe (n.) a state or feeling of wonder so great that it is humbling, reverential, and fearful.
  • celebrate (v.) to publicly and socially acknowledge a significant or happy event or outcome.
  • benevolen(adj.) well-meaning; of a kind nature.
  • inspire (v.) to fill another with the need or craving to do or create.
I hope you found this list a worthwhile read. Making this list was a lot of fun and of course there were plenty of great words that unfortunately couldn’t quite make the cut – so if reading this list of words with nice meanings has got you interested in reading more about nice words, you can find other great collections at Merriam-Webster or at Oxford Dictionary. Also, since I was the only one curating and editing this list of nice words, I had to depend on my personal sense of judgement and aesthetics. Unfortunately I am not the High Priestess of all that is Nice and Good, so if you disagree with any of my choices in this list of nice words, please get in contact and let me know.

These words with nice meanings 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.

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