Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘have a nice time’
enjoyable, pleasant, pleasurable, agreeable, delightful, satisfying, gratifying, acceptable, to one's liking, entertaining, amusing, diverting, marvellous, good
Scottish bonny, couthy
informal lovely, great
North American informal neat
South African informal lekker, mooi
2‘they were such nice people’
pleasant, likeable, agreeable, personable, charming, delightful, amiable, affable, friendly, kindly, genial, congenial, good-natured, engaging, gracious, sympathetic, understanding, compassionate, good
3‘he's got very nice manners’
polite, courteous, civil, refined, cultivated, polished, genteel, elegant
4‘that's a rather nice distinction to make’
subtle, fine, delicate, minute, precise, exact, accurate, strict, close, careful, meticulous, rigorous, scrupulous, ultra-fine
5‘it's a nice day’
fine, dry, sunny, cloudless, warm, mild, pleasant, agreeable
stormy, nasty, rough
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