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One entry found for beautiful.
Main Entry: beau·ti·ful
Pronunciation: primarystressbyüt-i-fschwal
Function: adjective
1 : having the qualities of beauty
2 : very good : EXCELLENT
- beau·ti·ful·ly /-f(schwa-)lemacron/ adverb
- beau·ti·ful·ness /-fschwal-nschwas/ noun
synonyms BEAUTIFUL, PRETTY, LOVELY, HANDSOME mean giving pleasure to the mind or senses. BEAUTIFUL applies to things that give the greatest pleasure and stir the emotions <beautiful mountain scenery>. PRETTY applies to things that give immediate but often shallow pleasure especially to the senses <a pretty dress>. LOVELY applies to things that excite the emotions by being very graceful, delicate, or exquisite <a lovely melody>. HANDSOME applies to things that please the mind because of their good proportions or elegance <the gardens of the mansion are quite handsome>.

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