pretty

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adj.
VERBS
be, feel, look

She felt pretty wearing her mother's earrings.

ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
awfully, exceptionally
conventionally

She's very attractive, though not conventionally pretty.

almost
undeniably
Pretty is used with these nouns: ↑blonde, ↑clothes, ↑face, ↑flower, ↑garden, ↑girl, ↑hand, ↑harbour, ↑house, ↑lady, ↑mouth, ↑picture, ↑room, ↑scenery, ↑thing, ↑village, ↑woman
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adv.
Pretty is used with these adjectives: ↑amazed, ↑amazing, ↑awesome, ↑awful, ↑certain, ↑clear, ↑conclusive, ↑consistent, ↑cool, ↑crazy, ↑crucial, daft, ↑daring, ↑decent, ↑despicable, ↑disastrous, ↑disgusting, ↑dreadful, ↑exceptional, ↑exhausted, ↑exhaustive, ↑exorbitant, ↑fair, ↑fantastic, ↑fascinating, ↑fed up, ↑free, ↑gloomy, ↑good, ↑harmless, ↑hopeless, ↑horrible, ↑horrific, ↑huge, ↑humiliating, ↑ill, ↑important, ↑impossible, ↑incredible, ↑independent, ↑innocuous, ↑low-key, ↑meaningless, ↑normal, ↑one-sided, ↑ordinary, ↑overwhelming, ↑painless, ↑pointless, ↑random, ↑recent, ↑regular, ↑remarkable, ↑ridiculous, ↑sick, ↑slender, ↑sober, ↑staggering, ↑standard, ↑straight, ↑sunny, ↑sure, ↑terrible, ↑unbelievable, ↑unique, ↑unscrupulous, ↑used to, ↑useless, ↑wonderful

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  • Pretty — Pret ty, a. [Compar. {Prettier}; superl. {Prettiest}.] [OE. prati, AS. pr[ae]ttig, pr[ae]tig, crafty, sly, akin to pr[ae]t, pr[ae]tt, deceit, trickery, Icel. prettugr tricky, prettr a trick; probably fr. Latin, perhaps through Celtic; cf. W.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pretty — [prit′ē] adj. prettier, prettiest [ME prati < OE prættig, crafty < prætt, craft, trick] 1. pleasing or attractive in a dainty, delicate, or graceful way rather than through striking beauty, elegance, grandeur, or stateliness 2. a) fine;… …   English World dictionary

  • pretty — 1. Pretty is used as an adverb with the meaning ‘fairly, moderately’, as in The performance was pretty good / He did pretty much as he liked. The adverb corresponding to the usual meaning of pretty is prettily: She always dresses so prettily. 2.… …   Modern English usage

  • pretty — ► ADJECTIVE (prettier, prettiest) 1) attractive in a delicate way without being truly beautiful. 2) informal used ironically to express displeasure: he led me a pretty dance. ► ADVERB informal ▪ to a moderately high degree; fairly. ► NOUN (pl …   English terms dictionary

  • Pretty — Pret ty, adv. In some degree; moderately; considerably; rather; almost; less emphatic than very; as, I am pretty sure of the fact; pretty cold weather. [1913 Webster] Pretty plainly professes himself a sincere Christian. Atterbury. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pretty — [adj] attractive appealing, beauteous, beautiful, boss*, charming, cheerful, cher*, comely, cute, dainty, darling, delicate, delightful, dishy*, dreamboat*, elegant, eyeful*, fair, fine, foxy*, good looking, graceful, handsome, looker, lovely,… …   New thesaurus

  • pretty — index attractive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • pretty — bonny, comely, fair, *beautiful, lovely, handsome, good looking, beauteous, pulchritudinous Analogous words: charming, attractive, alluring (see under ATTRACT): dainty, delicate, exquisite (see CHOICE adj) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • pretty — 1 / prIti/ adverb (+ adj/adv) spoken 1 fairly, though not completely: I m pretty sure he ll say yes. | Life on the farm was pretty tough. see rather 2 very: It s pretty hard to see how we ll manage. 3 pretty well also pretty much very nearly;… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pretty — pret|ty1 W3S2 [ˈprıti] adv [+ adjective/adverb] spoken 1.) fairly or more than a little ▪ I m pretty sure he ll say yes. ▪ She still looks pretty miserable. see usage note ↑rather 2.) very ▪ Dinner at Luigi s sounds pretty good to me …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pretty — pret|ty1 [ prıti ] adverb MAINLY SPOKEN *** 1. ) fairly: My TV s getting pretty old now. Todd looks pretty tired. 2. ) very: The weather is pretty awful, isn t it? pretty good: I can see they ve done a pretty good job of it. pretty much/well/near …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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