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Pretty meaning

pretty - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. used as an intensifier (` jolly' is used informally in Britain); " pretty big"; " pretty bad"; " jolly decent of him"
  2. 2. Pleasing by delicacy or grace; attracting, but not striking or impressing; of a pleasing and attractive form a color; having slight or diminutive beauty; neat or elegant without elevation or grandeur; pleasingly, but not grandly, conceived or expressed; as, a pretty face; a pretty flower; a pretty poem.
  3. 3. Moderately large; considerable; as, he had saved a pretty fortune.
  4. 4. Affectedly nice; foppish; -- used in an ill sense.
  5. 5. Mean; despicable; contemptible; -- used ironically; as, a pretty trick; a pretty fellow.
  6. 6. Stout; strong and brave; intrepid; valiant.
  7. 7. In some degree; moderately; considerably; rather; almost; -- less emphatic than very; as, I am pretty sure of the fact; pretty cold weather.
  8. 8. Handsome; neat; pleasing.

pretty - examples of usage

  1. " You are pretty far gone, Fulkerson. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. But it was pretty. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. It was all very pretty, they said. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
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