Thesaurus

lovely

Synonyms and Antonyms of lovely

1 of the very best kind

  • thanked their hosts for the lovely time they had at the party
Synonyms of lovely
Words Related to lovely
Phrases Synonymous with lovely

out of this world, too much

Near Antonyms of lovely
Antonyms of lovely

2 very pleasing to look at

  • a lovely painting of young girls in their summer dresses
Synonyms of lovely
Words Related to lovely
Near Antonyms of lovely
Antonyms of lovely

Synonym Discussion of lovely

beautiful, lovely, handsome, pretty, comely, fair mean exciting sensuous or aesthetic pleasure. beautiful applies to whatever excites the keenest of pleasure to the senses and stirs emotion through the senses.
    • beautiful mountain scenery
lovely is close to beautiful but applies to a narrower range of emotional excitation in suggesting the graceful, delicate, or exquisite.
    • a lovely melody
handsome suggests aesthetic pleasure due to proportion, symmetry, or elegance.
    • a handsome Georgian mansion
pretty often applies to superficial or insubstantial attractiveness.
    • a painter of conventionally pretty scenes
comely is like handsome in suggesting what is coolly approved rather than emotionally responded to.
    • the comely grace of a dancer
fair suggests beauty because of purity, flawlessness, or freshness.
    • fair of face

Learn More about lovely


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up lovely? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!