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BEAUTIFUL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does beautiful mean? 

BEAUTIFUL (adjective)
  The adjective BEAUTIFUL has 3 senses:

1. delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration
2. aesthetically pleasing
3. (of weather) highly enjoyable

  Familiarity information: BEAUTIFUL used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BEAUTIFUL (adjective)


Sense 1beautiful [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration

Context examples:

a beautiful child / beautiful country / a beautiful painting / a beautiful theory / a beautiful party

Similar:

stunning (strikingly beautiful or attractive)

scenic (used of locations; having beautiful natural scenery)

ravishing (stunningly beautiful)

pulchritudinous (used of persons only; having great physical beauty)

pretty-pretty (ostentatiously or inappropriately pretty)

pretty (pleasing by delicacy or grace; not imposing)

picturesque (suggesting or suitable for a picture; pretty as a picture)

lovely (appealing to the emotions as well as the eye)

gorgeous (dazzlingly beautiful)

glorious; resplendent; splendid; splendiferous (having great beauty and splendor)

beauteous ((poetic )beautiful, especially to the sight)

bonnie; bonny; comely; fair; sightly (very pleasing to the eye)

dishy ((informal British) good-looking)

exquisite (of extreme beauty)

better-looking; fine-looking; good-looking; handsome; well-favored; well-favoured (pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion)

Also:

attractive (pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm)

graceful (characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution)

pleasing (giving pleasure and satisfaction)

Attribute:

beauty (the qualities that give pleasure to the senses)

Antonym:

ugly (displeasing to the senses)


Sense 2beautiful [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Aesthetically pleasing

Similar:

aesthetic; aesthetical; esthetic; esthetical (concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste)


Sense 3beautiful [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of weather) highly enjoyable

Context example:

what a beautiful day

Similar:

pleasant (affording pleasure; being in harmony with your taste or likings)


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