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Synonyms for handsome
ˈhæn səm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fine-looking, good-looking, better-looking, handsome, well-favored, well-favoured(adj)

    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, openhanded(adj)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. handsome(adjective)

    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

Editors Contribution

  1. awesome

    handsome rhymes with awesome

    Submitted by bathula on May 17, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. handsome(a.)

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

  2. handsome(a.)

    Synonyms:
    generous, liberal, disinterested, noble, magnanimous

  3. handsome(a.)

    Synonyms:
    ample, sufficient, plentiful

How to pronounce handsome?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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#173882bounteous
#228397vainglorious

How to use handsome in a sentence?

  1. American Proverb:

    You have to kiss a lot of toads before you find a handsome prince.

  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. Anuj Somany:

    Self-seeker being stupid enjoys own heartful only when his online false friends make him fool by mischievously and regularly commenting on his looks with words like nice, beautiful, awesome, handsome, dashing and cool

  4. Anuj Somany:

    A woman always considers herself to be pretty even if she is not; a man even being handsome often finds himself to be not. An exception can be in both the genders, but more in men than in women.

  5. John Gay:

    How the mother is to be pitied who hath handsome daughters! Locks, bolts, bars, and lectures of morality are nothing to them: they break through them all. They have as much pleasure in cheating a father and mother, as in cheating at cards.


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