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Another word for beautiful

  1. Having qualities that delight the eye

Another word for beautiful

  1. Having qualities of beauty

  2. Applied especially to human beings

  3. Applied especially to works of art

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  • Beauteous , equivalent to beautiful in poetry and lofty prose, is now sometimes used in humorously disparaging references to beauty
  • Fair , in this comparison, suggests beauty that is fresh, bright, or flawless and, when applied to persons, is used esp. of complexion and features
  • Comely applies to persons only and suggests a wholesome attractiveness of form and features rather than a high degree of beauty
  • Good-looking is closely equivalent to handsome or pretty , suggesting a pleasing appearance but not expressing the fine distinctions of either word
  • Pretty implies a dainty, delicate, or graceful quality in that which pleases and carries connotations of femininity or diminutiveness
  • Handsome implies attractiveness by reason of pleasing proportions, symmetry, elegance, etc. and carries connotations of masculinity, dignity, or impressiveness
  • Lovely refers to that which delights by inspiring affection or warm admiration
  • Beautiful is applied to that which gives the highest degree of aesthetic pleasure to the senses or to the mind and suggests that the object of delight approximates one's conception of an ideal