Different ways to say nice

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What word can you use when nice isn’t nice enough? Check out some different ways to say nice.

“Oh it was so nice!” Do you get sick of this word? It’s about as interesting as a bowl of porridge. As a freelance copywriter, I am always on the lookout for words which spark my senses and help me form a picture in my mind. Nice does not. If you want to join the un-nice brigade, here are some alternatives.

Different ways to say nice

25 synonyms for nice to start you off:

  1. Acceptable
  2. Alluring
  3. Amusing
  4. Appealing
  5. Charming
  6. Dandy
  7. Dapper
  8. Delectable
  9. Delightful
  10. Easygoing
  11. Enchanting
  12. Fair
  13. Fetching
  14. Heartwarming
  15. Likeable
  16. Lovely
  17. Ornate
  18. Pleasant
  19. Pleasing
  20. Refreshing
  21. Satisfactory
  22. Stylish
  23. Sweet
  24. Well-mannered
  25. Winning

Beyond using synonyms for nice, you can pump up your copy by getting creative. I’m a big fan of the good old simile, as you will have seen in my opening line. A simile compares one thing with another. The reason I like them is that they form an instant picture in your mind. One of my favourites is from Kate Toon, who once put a comment on a forum that “copy rates are falling faster than a fat badger down a greasy hole“, which made me lol. So instead of simply writing “nice”, or “pleasing”, compare your subject to something. If creativity is not your strong point, keep it simple. “As nice as a summer’s day” “Lovely like a sunset” “As sweet as a Danish pastry” I can often be found sitting staring into space, trying to think of a simile which uses alliteration, e.g. “As pleasing as a puppy” “As heartwarming as a hug” “More delicate than a dandelion” Pop culture references can work too, although there is a risk of confusing people who aren’t up with the times. One I came up with the other day was “Touchier than Kevin Spacey”. “As nice as Carrie Underwood” “As charming as George Clooney” “More demure than Kate Middleton” Another trick of mine is to work in opposites. Sarcasm is the lowest form of humour, but it can still be fun. “Tasty like a band-aid” “Rich as skim milk” “Nice like Donald Trump” I hope you are able to use some of these different ways to say nice. If you can come up with any good similes, let me know. Clea Sherman is a freelance copywriter from Sydney. If your copy needs that extra special touch, send her an email. Read more: 99 Different ways to say beautiful  Photo via VisualHunt.com

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