- Pleasantness, especially of behaviour or personality; agreeableness. [from 19th c.]
- (obsolete) Silliness; folly. [16th c.]
- Effeminacy; indulgence in soft living or luxuriousness. [from 16th c.]
1603, John Florio, transl.; Michel de Montaigne, Essayes, printed at London: Edward Blount, OCLC 946730821:, II.10:
- He was a good Citizen, of an honest-gentle nature, as are commonly fat and burly men; for so was he: But to speake truely of him, full of ambitious vanitie and remisse nicenesse [transl. mollesse].
- (obsolete) Shyness; reserve. [16th-19th c.]
- Fastidiousness; fine sensitivity. [from 17th c.]
- (computing, Unix) A value determining how much processor time to concede to a running process. (See also nice (verb), renice.)