Nicely vs Accurately - What's the difference?

nicely | accurately | Synonyms |

Nicely is a synonym of accurately.


As adverbs the difference between nicely and accurately

is that nicely is (obsolete) fastidiously; carefully while accurately is in an accurate manner; exactly; precisely; without error or defect.

nicely

English

Adverb

(en adverb)
  • (obsolete) Fastidiously; carefully.
  • * 1590 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , III.xii:
  • He lookt askew with his mistrustfull eyes, / And nicely trode, as thornes lay in his way, / Or that the flore to shrinke he did auyse [...].
  • Precisely; with fine discernment or judgement.
  • *1926 , (Ford Madox Ford), A Man Could Stand Up—'', Penguin 2012 (''Parade's End ), p. 580:
  • *:An army – especially in peace time – is a very complex and nicely adjusted affair […].
  • * 2011 , Thomas Penn, Winter King , Penguin 2012, p. 59:
  • Henry's carefully calibrated public appearances would present him as the wellspring of honour, justice and power, the unknowable, all-seeing sovereign who, as the Milanese ambassador Soncino nicely observed, appeared in public ‘like one at the top of a tower looking on at what is passing in the plain’.
  • Pleasantly; satisfactorily.
  • accurately

    English

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • In an accurate manner; exactly; precisely; without error or defect.
  • Synonyms

    * carefully * precisely