Is 'Nicer' a word?

Question:My dad has always told me that 'nicer' wasn't a word, and I have always taken it as fact (a professor of english told him, or something!).
When looking for the word, I can't find it on google definitions or any reputable dictionary sites, so is 'Nicer' a word?

For the record, I don't think so, it just doesn't sound right!

According to it IS a word. nice, nicer, nicest.
" Nicer" is a real word. It's the comparative of nice!
Nice, nicer, the nicest.
Yes it is.

One entry found for nice.

Main Entry: nice
Pronunciation: 'nIs
Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): nic·er; nic·est
Nicer is definitely a word. is..
Nicer is a comparative degree of nice
you are nicer than him
Mary is nicer than Jane. We'd never say Mary is more nice than Jane, would we?
It sure is. See below.

Main Entry: nice
Pronunciation: 'nIs
Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): nic·er; nic·est
Etymology: Middle English, foolish, wanton, from Anglo-French, silly, simple, from Latin nescius ignorant, from nescire not to know -- more at NESCIENCE
2 a : showing fastidious or finicky tastes : PARTICULAR <too nice a palate to enjoy junk food> b : exacting in requirements or standards : PUNCTILIOUS <a nice code of honor>
3 : possessing, marked by, or demanding great or excessive precision and delicacy <nice measurements>
4 obsolete : TRIVIAL
5 a : PLEASING, AGREEABLE <a nice time> <a nice person> b : well-executed <nice shot> c : APPROPRIATE, FITTING <not a nice word for a formal occasion>
6 a : socially acceptable : WELL-BRED <from a nice family> b : VIRTUOUS, RESPECTABLE <was taught that nice girls don't do that>
7 : POLITE, KIND <that's nice of you to say>
synonym see CORRECT
- nice adverb
- nice·ly adverb
- nice·ness noun
nice, nicer, nicest - definately a word

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