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Synonyms for handsome
ˈhæn səmhand·some

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Wiktionary

  1. handsomeadjective

    Synonyms:
    pretty

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. handsome

    The definition of beauty, "perfection of form," is a good key to the meaning of beautiful, if we understand "form" in its widest sense. There must also be harmony and unity, and in human beings spiritual loveliness, to constitute an object or a person really beautiful. Thus, we speak of a beautiful landscape, a beautiful poem. But beautiful implies also, in concrete objects, softness of outline and delicacy of mold; it is opposed to all that is hard and rugged, hence we say a beautiful woman, but not a beautiful man. Beautiful has the further limit of not transcending our powers of appreciation. Pretty expresses in a far less degree that which is pleasing to a refined taste in objects comparatively small, slight, and dainty; as, a pretty bonnet; a pretty girl. That is handsome which is not only superficially pleasing, but well and harmoniously proportioned, with usually the added idea that it is made so by art, breeding, or training; as, a handsome horse; a handsome house. Handsome is a term far inferior to beautiful; we may even say a handsome villain. Fair denotes what is bright, smooth, clear, and without blemish; as, a fair face. The word applies wholly to what is superficial; we can say "fair, yet false." In a specific sense, fair has the sense of blond, as opposed to dark or brunette. One who possesses vivacity, wit, good nature, or other pleasing qualities may be attractive without beauty. Comely denotes an aspect that is smooth, genial, and wholesome, with a certain fulness of contour and pleasing symmetry, tho falling short of the beautiful; as, a comely matron. That is picturesque which would make a striking picture.

    Synonyms:
    attractive, beauteous, beautiful, bewitching, bonny, charming, comely, delightful, elegant, exquisite, fair, fine, graceful, lovely, picturesque, pretty

    Antonyms:
    awkward, clumsy, deformed, disgusting, frightful, ghastly, grim, grisly, grotesque, hideous, horrid, odious, repulsive, shocking, ugly, unattractive, uncouth, ungainly, unlovely, unpleasant

    Preposition:
    Beautiful to the eye; beautiful in appearance, in spirit; "beautiful for situation," Ps. xlviii, 2; beautiful of aspect, of its kind.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. handsome

    Synonyms:
    comely, good-looking, generous, liberal, beautiful, ample, pretty, graceful, lovely, elegant

    Antonyms:
    uncomely, ill-looking, ungenerous, illiberal, unhandsome

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fine-looking, good-looking, better-looking, handsome, well-favored, well-favouredadjective

    pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion

    "a fine-looking woman"; "a good-looking man"; "better-looking than her sister"; "very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome"- Thackeray; "our southern women are well-favored"- Lillian Hellman

    Synonyms:
    bounteous, giving, big, better-looking, openhanded, bighearted, well-favoured, bountiful, good-looking, fine-looking, liberal, freehanded, well-favored

    Antonyms:
    ugly, ungenerous, stingy

  2. big, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, handsome, giving, liberal, openhandedadjective

    given or giving freely

    "was a big tipper"; "the bounteous goodness of God"; "bountiful compliments"; "a freehanded host"; "a handsome allowance"; "Saturday's child is loving and giving"; "a liberal backer of the arts"; "a munificent gift"; "her fond and openhanded grandfather"

    Synonyms:
    plentiful, magnanimous, bountiful, prominent, big, vainglorious, cock-a-hoop, free, braggy, good-looking, with child(p), fine-looking, giving, large-minded, grownup, grown, large(p), enceinte, well-favoured, bounteous, liberal, self-aggrandizing, broad, swelled, fully grown, braggart(a), bighearted, expectant, freehand, tolerant, heavy(a), great(p), large, bragging(a), bad, freehanded, heavy(p), well-favored, big(a), better-looking, self-aggrandising, boastful, full-grown, openhanded, adult, gravid, big(p), crowing, loose

    Antonyms:
    stingy, ungenerous, ugly

Editors Contribution

  1. alluringadjective

    the young girl was very alluring as her hair blew in the breeze.

    Submitted by 312719 on November 20, 2021  
  2. awesome

    handsome rhymes with awesome

    Submitted by bathula on May 17, 2020  
  3. sobhan

    Submitted by rahutsagarika on April 25, 2022  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. handsomeadjective

    Synonyms:
    beautiful (with dignity or grandeur) comely, fair, PRETTY, well-formed, well-proportioned

  2. handsomeadjective

    Synonyms:
    generous, liberal, disinterested, noble, magnanimous

  3. handsomeadjective

    Synonyms:
    ample, sufficient, plentiful

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How to use handsome in a sentence?

  1. Jewish Proverb:

    With money in your pocket you are wise, you are handsome, and you sing well too.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    If the people around a person praise his uploaded face on the social networking sites very occasionally i.e once in many years, then it is OK ; but if they put Likes on his looks daily or regularly or frequently, then they are only his frienemies who are worse than even his enemies and especially those netizens who put comments on his pics like Good, Nice, Awesome, Beautiful, Rocking, Handsome, Dashing and such lovely words. And if he appreciates them even after knowing all about their hidden selfish intention, then he himself is stealthily cheating them.

  3. Henry Miller:

    The American ideal is youth -- handsome, empty youth.

  4. Spiro Agnew:

    Some of the politicians in this country, in their feverish search for group acceptance, are ready to endorse tumultuous confrontation as a substitute for debate, and the most illogical and unfitting extensions of the Bill of Rights as protections for psychotic and criminal elements in our society. We have seen all too clearly that there are mennow in power in this countrywho do not represent authority, who cannot cope with tradition, and who believe that the people of America are ready to support revolution as long as it is done with a cultured voice and a handsome profile.

  5. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    The scripture says in (1st Peter 1:24 ) all humans are like grass and all their glory is like the flowers in the field, the flowers fade and the grass withers eventually. Now, are you beautiful or handsome? If yes then, take note of this, never be carried away by your beauty or handsomeness. For, you will sooner or later grow old and consequently your beauty or handsomeness will fade away. Moreover, are you intelligent, rich or wealthy presently? If yes, then listen up, never be carried away by your intelligence, riches or wealth. Because, you can't live forever and you won't keep on enjoying your life of affluence or luxury forever. I mean, you will surely leave your riches or wealth behind someday. Anyway, this is not meant to scare you, so don't be scared. I'm just realistic, because I'm a realist and that's why I'm admonishing you. Thus, take heed of my admonitions or rather pay attention to my admonitions. ~Emeasoba George


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