Is it a Virtue to be Nice?

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To get to the bottom of it, you have to look at nice’s etymology. According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, “nice” has its origin in Latin, coming from nescius (“ignorant, not knowing”), a compound of the stem of scire (“to know”) + the prefix ne- (“not”). The word evolved from there into the Old French nice, niche, nisce (“simple, foolish, ignorant”). By the late 13th century, it was a Middle English word: nice, nyce, nys (meaning essentially “foolish, stupid, senseless”).
The Worst Word in the English Language is ?Nice? | PWxyz

Origin of NICE

Middle English, foolish, wanton, from Anglo-French, silly, simple, from Latin nescius ignorant, from nescire not to know — more at nescience
First Known Use: 14th century
Nice - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
 

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To get to the bottom of it, you have to look at nice’s etymology. According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, “nice” has its origin in Latin, coming from nescius (“ignorant, not knowing”), a compound of the stem of scire (“to know”) + the prefix ne- (“not”). The word evolved from there into the Old French nice, niche, nisce (“simple, foolish, ignorant”). By the late 13th century, it was a Middle English word: nice, nyce, nys (meaning essentially “foolish, stupid, senseless”).
The Worst Word in the English Language is ?Nice? | PWxyz

Origin of NICE

Middle English, foolish, wanton, from Anglo-French, silly, simple, from Latin nescius ignorant, from nescire not to know — more at nescience
First Known Use: 14th century
Nice - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
From your webster dictionary link

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a : pleasing, agreeable <a nice time> <a nice person>
b : well-executed <nice shot>
c : appropriate, fitting <not a nice word for a formal occasion>
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a : socially acceptable : well-bred <from a nice family>
b : virtuous, respectable <was taught that nice girls don't do that>
Nice - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
 

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Umm...... we're not living in the 14th century. If you want to converse in ME your entire post will have to be in it.
 

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Why care about old definitions or "virtues". Being nice is simply the right thing to do in most circumstances.
 

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To get to the bottom of it, you have to look at nice&#8217;s etymology. According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, &#8220;nice&#8221; has its origin in Latin, coming from nescius (&#8220;ignorant, not knowing&#8221;), a compound of the stem of scire (&#8220;to know&#8221;) + the prefix ne- (&#8220;not&#8221;). The word evolved from there into the Old French nice, niche, nisce (&#8220;simple, foolish, ignorant&#8221;). By the late 13th century, it was a Middle English word: nice, nyce, nys (meaning essentially &#8220;foolish, stupid, senseless&#8221;).
The Worst Word in the English Language is ?Nice? | PWxyz

Origin of NICE

Middle English, foolish, wanton, from Anglo-French, silly, simple, from Latin nescius ignorant, from nescire not to know &#8212; more at nescience
First Known Use: 14th century
Nice - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Is it a Virtue to be Nice?

Great question. :thup:
 
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Being nice is not a quality or trait of moral excellence and no one is nice all of the time.

Virtue (Latin: virtus, Ancient Greek: &#7936;&#961;&#949;&#964;&#942; "arete") is moral excellence. A virtue is a positive trait or quality deemed to be morally good and thus is valued as a foundation of principle and good moral being. Personal virtues are characteristics valued as promoting collective and individual greatness. The opposite of virtue is vice.
 

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To get to the bottom of it, you have to look at nice’s etymology. According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, “nice” has its origin in Latin, coming from nescius (“ignorant, not knowing”), a compound of the stem of scire (“to know”) + the prefix ne- (“not”). The word evolved from there into the Old French nice, niche, nisce (“simple, foolish, ignorant”). By the late 13th century, it was a Middle English word: nice, nyce, nys (meaning essentially “foolish, stupid, senseless”).
The Worst Word in the English Language is ?Nice? | PWxyz

Origin of NICE

Middle English, foolish, wanton, from Anglo-French, silly, simple, from Latin nescius ignorant, from nescire not to know — more at nescience
First Known Use: 14th century
Nice - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
If you're a lying sinner like unbelieving Christians are, their kindness turns to hate when approached by the true gospel that I preach. So kindness is NOT a true Godly virtue. It can be a very strong deception by antichrists and false prophets ( Christians ) who have never known our true invisible Creator.
 

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Is it a Virtue to be Nice?
Depends what one means by being nice. If that is simple politeness and good manners - then no, it is not a virtue, it is good upbringing.

If you mean being kind - then yes, it is a virtue.
 
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To get to the bottom of it, you have to look at nice’s etymology. According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, “nice” has its origin in Latin, coming from nescius (“ignorant, not knowing”), a compound of the stem of scire (“to know”) + the prefix ne- (“not”). The word evolved from there into the Old French nice, niche, nisce (“simple, foolish, ignorant”). By the late 13th century, it was a Middle English word: nice, nyce, nys (meaning essentially “foolish, stupid, senseless”).
The Worst Word in the English Language is ?Nice? | PWxyz

Origin of NICE

Middle English, foolish, wanton, from Anglo-French, silly, simple, from Latin nescius ignorant, from nescire not to know — more at nescience
First Known Use: 14th century
Nice - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
If you're a lying sinner like unbelieving Christians are, their kindness turns to hate when approached by the true gospel that I preach. So kindness is NOT a true Godly virtue. It can be a very strong deception by antichrists and false prophets ( Christians ) who have never known our true invisible Creator.
Self-righteous paranoia-fed delusions of grandeur are not Nice. They can be a pain in the ass.
 

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If you're a lying sinner like unbelieving Christians are, their kindness turns to hate when approached by the true gospel that I preach. So kindness is NOT a true Godly virtue. It can be a very strong deception by antichrists and false prophets ( Christians ) who have never known our true invisible Creator.
Self-righteous paranoia-fed delusions of grandeur are not Nice. They can be a pain in the ass.
But it can be a profitable business method...
 

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If you're a lying sinner like unbelieving Christians are, their kindness turns to hate when approached by the true gospel that I preach. So kindness is NOT a true Godly virtue. It can be a very strong deception by antichrists and false prophets ( Christians ) who have never known our true invisible Creator.
Self-righteous paranoia-fed delusions of grandeur are not Nice. They can be a pain in the ass.
Fear causes nice Christians to get angry in a hurry. Homosexuals get some Christians very fearful and unkind.
 

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