Antonyms for nifty

Grammar : Adj
Spell : nif-tee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnɪf ti

Definition of nifty

Origin :
  • "smart, stylish," 1868, of unknown origin, perhaps theatrical slang, first attested in a poem by Bret Harte, who said it was a shortened, altered form of magnificat. Related: Niftily; niftiness.
  • adj marvelous
Example sentences :
  • Gad, that rose in your hair—trust a girl to know what's nifty!
  • Extract from : « The Barrier » by Allen French
  • In a moment I had it girdled, and snapped the nifty sort of buckle they had made for me.
  • Extract from : « The Trouble with Telstar » by John Berryman
  • She carries that sort of thing well—she's so clean and nifty in line.
  • Extract from : « Money Magic » by Hamlin Garland
  • I suppose a mountain climber would have called it a nifty job.
  • Extract from : « Fore! » by Charles Emmett Van Loan
  • It's part of my job to be a nifty young suspector—and to use what I guess at.
  • Extract from : « The Rules of the Game » by Stewart Edward White
  • "That's a nifty outdoor suit you've on," he said, admiringly.
  • Extract from : « The Call of the Canyon » by Zane Grey
  • Yous can't run in dat kind of a play on Nifty Perkins an' make it stick.
  • Extract from : « Motor Matt's Hard Luck » by Stanley R. Matthews
  • Quite a nifty little 'idin'-place 'twould be fer any one, but as safe as 'ouses in the daylight.
  • Extract from : « The Riddle of the Spinning Wheel » by Mary E. Hanshew
  • She certainly was a nifty craft—about three hundred feet long, almost as big as a destroyer, and graceful as a swan in the water.
  • Extract from : « Over the Seas for Uncle Sam » by Elaine Sterne
  • Why, say, proceeded the man as they got inside, I had no idea you could fix this place up so nifty.
  • Extract from : « The Motion Picture Chums at Seaside Park » by Victor Appleton

Synonyms for nifty

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