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pretty

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1 giving pleasure or contentment to the mind or senses

  • she was not a pretty sight after she fell off her horse and into the mud
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3 very pleasing to look at

  • a pretty young girl
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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

pretty

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to some degree or extent

  • weʼve had some pretty cold weather lately
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a bit, after a sort, a little, a mite, a tad, a touch, of sorts (or of a sort), to a degree

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