beautiful


beautiful
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W2S1 [ˈbju:tıfəl] adj
1.) someone or something that is beautiful is extremely attractive to look at
She was even more beautiful than I had remembered.
a beautiful bunch of flowers
2.) very good or giving you great pleasure
= ↑lovely
beautiful music
What a beautiful shot!
The weather was beautiful.
>beautifully adv
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WORD CHOICE: beautiful, pretty, handsome, good-looking, attractive, gorgeous, stunning
beautiful is used to describe someone, usually a woman or child, who is attractive in a very special and noticeable way.
pretty is usually used to describe a girl or woman who is good-looking, with regular features. It can also be used to describe a boy or young man who has an attractive but feminine face.
handsome is usually used to describe a man or boy who is good-looking, with strong regular features. It can also be used to describe a woman, usually an older woman, who has attractive but masculine features.
good-looking can be used to describe anyone who you think is nice to look at.
attractive is used to describe someone who looks good in a way that attracts sexual interest : I can see he's handsome, but I don't find him very attractive.
gorgeous and stunning are emphatic ways of saying that someone is very attractive. Gorgeous is used mostly in spoken English.
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Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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