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Definitions of pretty

  1. intensifier, as in" pretty big"; " pretty bad"; (` jolly' is used informally in Britain as in" jolly decent of him")
  2. ( used ironically) unexpectedly bad; " a pretty mess"; " a pretty kettle of fish"
  3. pleasing by delicacy or grace; not imposing; " pretty girl"; " pretty song"; " pretty room"
  4. used as an intensifier (` jolly' is used informally in Britain); " pretty big"; " pretty bad"; " jolly decent of him"
  5. Tolerably; moderately.
  6. 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.
  7. Moderately large; considerable; as, he had saved a pretty fortune.
  8. Affectedly nice; foppish; -- used in an ill sense.
  9. Mean; despicable; contemptible; -- used ironically; as, a pretty trick; a pretty fellow.
  10. Stout; strong and brave; intrepid; valiant.
  11. In some degree; moderately; considerably; rather; almost; -- less emphatic than very; as, I am pretty sure of the fact; pretty cold weather.
  12. Pleasing because of grace and daintiness; pleasing to the eye; entertaining; trim; moderately large or excellent; fine.
  13. Fairly; moderately.
  14. Prettily.
  15. Prettiness.
  16. Prettier.
  17. Prettiest.
  18. Tasteful: pleasing: neat: beautiful without dignity: small: affected: ( in contempt) fine.
  19. In some degree: moderately.
  20. Handsome; neat; pleasing.
  21. Characterized by delicate beauty; dainty; pleasing; sweet.
  22. Moderately; somewhat.
  23. Of a pleasing form, without absolute beauty; neat and appropriate; neatly arranged; crafty; small; affected.
  24. Of a pleasing and attractive form; neatly arranged or ornamented; neat and handsome, but not exactly beautiful; in contempt, foppish; affected; in irony, fine; decent; excellent.
  25. In some degree; tolerably; moderately; expressing a degree less than very, as pretty fair, pretty well done.
  26. Sly; crafty.
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Antonyms for pretty

frightful, unwelcome, unshapely, displeasing, stale, improper, inappropriate, inexpert, deformed, forbidding, abhorrent, homely, unimposing, uncomely, inept, good, unappetizing, exasperating, upsetting, boring, revolting, inflaming, abominable, immoderately, horrid, hellish, ill-favored, Revulsive, god-awful, unhappy, incongruous, offensive, peeving, unpleasing, odious, malapropos, inapt, detestable, flat, repugnant, inadequate, loathsome, dreary, incorrect, horrible, obnoxious, Unbeseeming, lachrymose, gorgonian, incompatible, incompetent, aggravating, unprepossessing, clumsy, inapposite, indecorous, gloomy, unsavory, irritating, hostile, incensing, reprehensible, unpretty, objectionable, maddening, intolerable, joyless, sickening, unfitting, tedious, wretched, bilious, nauseating, dull, wrong, unattractive, foul, perturbing, disgusting, repellent, tragic, unappealing, inapplicable, monstrous, graceless, nasty, distressing, Outraging, unskillful, deplorable, uncongenial, insipid, miserable, Haggish, hideous, Enraging, commonplace, ghastly, plain, Irksome, unacceptable, lamentable, unsuitable, ungainly, unskilled, infelicitous, mournful, unqualified, disagreeable, unbecoming, grotesque, witchy, unreasonably, censurable, frumpish, annoying, yucky, bad, Unapt, vexing, dismal, dolorous, Dissatisfying, Rankling, unsatisfactory, Unhandsome, awkward, infuriating, vile, unaesthetic, sad, regrettable, heartbreaking, Misbecoming, unpalatable, intimidating, Pleasureless, distasteful, untrained, exceptionable, frumpy, shocking, depressing, hateful, heartrending, sorrowful, unbeautiful, unpleasant, lugubrious, unseemly, Riling, unlovely, grim, disheartening, unfit, Unmeet, incapable, unsightly, disturbing, terrible, ugly, repulsive, dreadful, indecent, grisly, doleful, Angering, uncouth.

Quotes of pretty

  1. I am pretty self -indulgent. – Francesca Annis
  2. We cover hamburgers, chicken, veggie burgers, salads, we've got a pretty broad range. To me, McDonald's isn't only about the food. It's about the prices, it's about the way we eat. – Jim Cantalupo
  3. For electronica music, David Linton has been doing this series called Unity Gain, which is pretty cool. – Jim Coleman
  4. Archers are pretty focused. – Geena Davis
  5. I write pretty much anywhere- on planes, in hotel rooms, anywhere in my house. – Jeffery Deaver
  6. I can be pretty nasty. Not 'mean' nasty, but nasty by your parents' standards. But not by my parents' standards, because my parents were nasty for their day. – Bridget Fonda
  7. I really detest movies like Indecent Proposal and Pretty Woman because they send a message to women that sleeping with a rich man is the ultimate goal and really that's such a small part of it. – Laura Kightlinger
  8. When we play "Angel of Death", it's actually a 2 and half minutes sing 'til our party starts. That song is pretty much been played traditionally in the end. – Kerry King
  9. I guess I'm pretty much of a lone wolf. I don't say I don't like people at all, but, to tell you the truth, I only like it then if I have a chance to look deep into their hearts and their minds. – Bela Lugosi
  10. She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit. – W. Somerset Maugham
  11. When I model I pretty much go blank. You can't think too much or it doesn't work. – Paulina Porizkova
  12. More men than women like 'Strangers With Candy'. Pretty girls don't like the show. They don't like to see an ugly lady. – Amy Sedaris
  13. As you get older you learn some balance and mediation in your life- that's where I am right now. I feel pretty comfortable about things. – Christian Slater
  14. The key is, if you're not monkeying around with the script, then everything usually goes pretty well. – Steven Soderbergh
  15. PAYE means pay as you earn but it could also mean Pretty Accurate Yet Estimated. – John Whiting

Usage examples for pretty

  1. But how pretty she is! – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  2. And she is very pretty – Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  3. Rather a pretty one, isn't it, Pompy? – The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays by Various
  4. Poor, pretty Helen Mowbray! – The Vicar of Wrexhill by Mrs [Frances] Trollope
  5. " Ay, that he shall, my pretty – The Man with a Shadow by George Manville Fenn
  6. Yes, said Mr. Furnivale, they are pretty – Rosy by Mrs. Molesworth
  7. How pretty you are. – From the Housetops by George Barr McCutcheon
  8. I like her pretty well. – Polly and the Princess by Emma C. Dowd
  9. Not quite, perhaps, but still pretty well. – By Berwen Banks by Allen Raine
  10. Just see how pretty she is! – The Great K. & A. Robbery by Paul Liechester Ford
  11. But I think it a pretty name- a good name. – The Desert of Wheat by Zane Grey
  12. She isn't pretty but she is such a dear that every one loves her. – A Houseful of Girls by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  13. It's a pretty good one. – The Happy Man by Gerald Wilburn Page
  14. I am going to talk with your mother a little; but I shall be back again pretty soon. – Mary Erskine by Jacob Abbott
  15. It was a pretty thing. – Marcia Schuyler by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  16. The pretty room was quite deserted. – Marjorie Dean, High School Junior by Pauline Lester
  17. Pretty I know, of course. – Good Luck by L. T. Meade
  18. " I think I have thought, and done, too, for myself, pretty well. – Valerie by Frederick Marryat
  19. But certainly he was not pretty – Martin Hewitt, Investigator by Arthur Morrison

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