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Nice vs. Tight — What's the Difference?

Nice vs. Tight — What's the Difference?

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Nice

Nice ( NEESS, French: [nis]; Nissard Occitan: Niça, classical norm, or Nissa, nonstandard, pronounced [ˈnisa]; Italian: Nizza [ˈnittsa]; Ancient Greek: Νίκαια; Latin: Nicaea) is the seventh most populous urban area in France and the capital of the Alpes-Maritimes department. The metropolitan area of Nice extends beyond the administrative city limits, with a population of nearly 1 million on an area of 744 km2 (287 sq mi).

Tight

Fixed or fastened firmly in place
A tight lid.
Tight screws.
A tight knot.

Nice

Giving pleasure or satisfaction; pleasant or attractive
We had a very nice time

Tight

Stretched or drawn out fully
A tight wire.
A tight drumhead.

Nice

(especially of a difference) slight or subtle
There is a nice distinction between self-sacrifice and martyrdom
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Tight

Of such close construction as to be impermeable
Cloth tight enough to hold water.
Warm in our tight little cabin.

Nice

Fastidious; scrupulous.

Tight

Leaving little empty space through compression; compact
A tight suitcase.
A tight weave.

Nice

A resort city on the French Riviera, near the border with Italy; population 348,721 (2007).

Tight

Affording little spare time; full
A tight schedule.

Nice

Pleasing and agreeable in nature
Had a nice time.
A nice person.

Tight

Closely reasoned or concise
A tight argument.
A tight style of writing.

Nice

Having a pleasant or attractive appearance
A nice dress.
A nice face.

Tight

Fitting close or too close to the skin; snug
A tight collar.
A fit that was much too tight.

Nice

Exhibiting courtesy and politeness
A nice gesture.

Tight

(Slang) Personally close; intimate
"me and the D.A., who happen to be very tight with one another" (Tom Wolfe).

Nice

Of good character and reputation; respectable.

Tight

Experiencing a feeling of constriction
A tight feeling in the chest.

Nice

Overdelicate or fastidious; fussy.

Tight

Reluctant to spend or give; stingy.

Nice

Showing or requiring great precision or sensitive discernment; subtle
A nice distinction.
A nice sense of style.

Tight

Obtainable with difficulty or only at a high price
Tight money.

Nice

Done with delicacy and skill
A nice bit of craft.

Tight

Affected by scarcity
A tight market.

Nice

Used as an intensive with and
Nice and warm.

Tight

Difficult to deal with or get out of
A tight spot.

Nice

Wanton; profligate
"For when mine hours / Were nice and lucky, men did ransom lives / Of me for jests" (Shakespeare).

Tight

Barely profitable
A tight bargain.

Nice

Affectedly modest; coy
"Ere ... / The nice Morn on th' Indian steep, / From her cabin'd loop-hole peep" (John Milton).

Tight

Closely contested; close
A tight match.

Nice

Pleasant, satisfactory.

Tight

Chiefly British Neat and trim in appearance or arrangement.

Nice

Of a person: friendly, attractive.

Tight

Marked by full control over elements or subordinates; firm
Tight management.
A tight orchestral performance.

Nice

Respectable; virtuous.
What is a nice person like you doing in a place like this?

Tight

(Slang) Intoxicated; drunk.

Nice

Shows that the given adjective is desirable, or acts as a mild intensifier; pleasantly, quite.
The soup is nice and hot.

Tight

(Baseball) Inside.

Nice

Showing refinement or delicacy, proper, seemly
A nice way of putting it

Tight

Firmly; securely.

Nice

(obsolete) Silly, ignorant; foolish.

Tight

Soundly
Sleep tight.

Nice

Particular in one's conduct; scrupulous, painstaking; choosy.

Tight

Snugly or with constriction
My shoes are laced too tight.

Nice

(dated) Having particular tastes; fussy, fastidious.

Tight

Firmly held together; compact; not loose or open.
A tight sponge; a tight knot

Nice

(obsolete) Particular as regards rules or qualities; strict.

Tight

Unyielding or firm.
Tight control on a situation; tight clothing

Nice

Showing or requiring great precision or sensitive discernment; subtle.

Tight

Under high tension; taut.
Make sure to pull the rope tight.

Nice

(obsolete) Easily injured; delicate; dainty.

Tight

(colloquial) Scarce, hard to come by.
I grew up in a poor neighborhood; money was very tight, but we made do.

Nice

(obsolete) Doubtful, as to the outcome; risky.

Tight

Intimately friendly.
We've grown tighter over the years.

Nice

(colloquial) Nicely.
Children, play nice.
He dresses real nice.

Tight

Miserly or frugal.
He's a bit tight with his money.

Nice

Used to signify a job well done.
Nice! I couldn't have done better.

Tight

(of a space, design or arrangement) Narrow, such that it is difficult for something or someone to pass through it.
The passageway was so tight we could barely get through.
They flew in a tight formation.

Nice

Used to signify approval.
Is that your new car? Nice!

Tight

Fitting close, or too close, to the body.
A tight coat;
My socks are too tight.

Nice

Niceness.

Tight

Of a turn, sharp, so that the timeframe for making it is narrow and following it is difficult.
The mountain pass was made dangerous by its many tight corners.

Nice

To run a process with a specified (usually lower) priority.

Tight

Lacking holes; difficult to penetrate; waterproof.

Nice

Foolish; silly; simple; ignorant; also, weak; effeminate.
But say that we ben wise and nothing nice.

Tight

Well-rehearsed and accurate in execution.
Their marching band is extremely tight.

Nice

Of trifling moment; unimportant; trivial.
The letter was not nice, but full of chargeOf dear import.

Tight

(sport) Not conceding many goals.

Nice

Overscrupulous or exacting; hard to please or satisfy; fastidious in small matters.
Curious not knowing, not exact but nice.
And to tasteThink not I shall be nice.

Tight

(slang) Intoxicated; drunk or acting like being drunk.
We went drinking and got tight.

Nice

Delicate; refined; dainty; pure.
Dear love, continue nice and chaste.
A nice and subtile happiness.

Tight

(slang) Extraordinarily great or special.
That is one tight bicycle!

Nice

Apprehending slight differences or delicate distinctions; distinguishing accurately or minutely; carefully discriminating; as, a nice taste or judgment.

Tight

Mean; unfair; unkind.

Nice

Done or made with careful labor; suited to excite admiration on account of exactness; evidencing great skill; exact; fine; finished; as, nice proportions, nice workmanship, a nice application; exactly or fastidiously discriminated; requiring close discrimination; as, a nice point of law, a nice distinction in philosophy.
The difference is too niceWhere ends the virtue, or begins the vice.

Tight

Limited or restricted.
We had a very tight schedule.

Nice

Pleasing; agreeable; gratifying; delightful; good; as, a nice party; a nice excursion; a nice day; a nice sauce, etc.

Tight

(obsolete) Not ragged; whole; neat; tidy.

Nice

Pleasant; kind; as, a nice person.

Tight

(obsolete) Handy; adroit; brisk.

Nice

Well-mannered; well-behaved; as, nice children.
He's making a list, checking it twice.Gonna find out who's naughty or nice Santa Claus is coming to town.

Tight

(poker) Of a player, who plays very few hands. en

Nice

A city in southeastern France on the Mediterranean; the leading resort on the French Riviera

Tight

(poker) Using a strategy which involves playing very few hands. en

Nice

Pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance;
What a nice fellow you are and we all thought you so nasty
Nice manners
A nice dress
A nice face
A nice day
Had a nice time at the party
The corn and tomatoes are nice today

Tight

Intimate, close, close-knit.

Nice

Socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous;
From a decent family
A nice girl

Tight

A car with understeer, primarily used to describe NASCAR stock cars.

Nice

Done with delicacy and skill;
A nice bit of craft
A job requiring nice measurements with a micrometer
A nice shot

Tight

Angry or irritated.

Nice

Excessively fastidious and easily disgusted;
Too nice about his food to take to camp cooking
So squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow

Tight

Firmly, so as not to come loose easily.
Make sure the lid is closed tight.

Nice

Noting distinctions with nicety;
A discriminating interior designer
A nice sense of color
A nice point in the argument

Tight

Soundly.
Good night, sleep tight.

Nice

Exhibiting courtesy and politeness;
A nice gesture

Tight

(obsolete) To tighten.

Tight

Firmly held together; compact; not loose or open; as, tight cloth; a tight knot.

Tight

Close, so as not to admit the passage of a liquid or other fluid; not leaky; as, a tight ship; a tight cask; a tight room; - often used in this sense as the second member of a compound; as, water-tight; air-tight.

Tight

Fitting close, or too close, to the body; as, a tight coat or other garment.

Tight

Not ragged; whole; neat; tidy.
Clad very plain, but clean and tight.
I'll spin and card, and keep our children tight.

Tight

Close; parsimonious; saving; as, a man tight in his dealings.

Tight

Not slack or loose; firmly stretched; taut; - applied to a rope, chain, or the like, extended or stretched out.

Tight

Handy; adroit; brisk.

Tight

Somewhat intoxicated; tipsy.

Tight

Pressing; stringent; not easy; firmly held; dear; - said of money or the money market. Cf. Easy, 7.

Tight

To tighten.

Tight

Closely constrained or constricted or constricting;
Tight skirts
He hated tight starched collars
Fingers closed in a tight fist
A tight feeling in his chest

Tight

Pulled or drawn tight;
Taut sails
A tight drumhead
A tight rope

Tight

Set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration;
In tight formation
A tight blockade

Tight

Pressed tightly together;
With lips compressed

Tight

Used of persons or behavior; characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity;
A mean person
He left a miserly tip

Tight

Affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow;
Tight money
A tight market

Tight

Of such close construction as to be impermeable;
A tight roof
Warm in our tight little house

Tight

Of textiles;
A close weave
Smooth percale with a very tight weave

Tight

Securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid;
The bolts are tight

Tight

(of a contest or contestants) evenly matched;
A close contest
A close election
A tight game

Tight

Very drunk

Tight

Exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent;
A nasty problem
A good man to have on your side in a tight situation

Tight

Demanding strict attention to rules and procedures;
Rigorous discipline
Tight security
Stringent safety measures

Tight

Packed closely together;
The stood in a tight little group
Hair in tight curls
The pub was packed tight

Tight

Firmly or tightly;
Held fast to the rope
Her foot was stuck fast
Held tight

Tight

In an attentive manner;
He remained close on his guard

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