In his book, On Writing Well. William Zinseer gives practical and simple points in producing readable work.
Writing Tip 101: Nice is not a nice word.
I knew a person who did not like the words ‘nice’ and ‘okay’. She just did not like them. If she sought your opinion on an issue and you replied with ‘it’s nice’. Her conclusion would be that you were covering up your negative view. If in the midst of a conversation, someone used [...]