nice (adj.)
trivial, unimportant, slight
2H4 IV.i.189[Mowbray to Hastings] every idle, nice, and wanton reason, / Shall to the King taste of this action
AW IV.iii.89[Bertram to all] I have ... effected many nicer needs
JC IV.iii.8[Cassius to Brutus] it is not meet / That every nice offence should bear his comment
Oth III.iii.15[Cassio to Desdemona, of Othello's policy] That policy may either last so long, / Or feed upon such nice and waterish diet
R3 III.vii.174[Buckingham to Richard, of Richard's conscience] the respects thereof are nice and trivial
RJ III.i.154[Benvolio to Prince, of Tybalt] Romeo ... bid him bethink / How nice the quarrel was
RJ V.ii.18[Friar Laurence to Friar John, of his letter to Romeo] The letter was not nice, but full of charge
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