Synonyms for handsome
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English Synonyms and Antonyms1.5 / 2 votes
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.
Beautiful to the eye; beautiful in appearance, in spirit; "beautiful for situation," Ps. xlviii, 2; beautiful of aspect, of its kind.
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Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes
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
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"
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
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Song lyrics by handsome -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by handsome on the Lyrics.com website.
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You have to kiss a lot of toads before you find a handsome prince.
What mother doesn't want her son to be strong, well-built, handsome and smart?
No gray hairs streak my soul, no grandfatherly fondness there I shake the world with the might of my voice, and walk-handsome, twentytwoyearold.
He was seen as a handsome, charismatic, open and energetic man. An artistic orator with a biting tongue ... And of course Boris will be missed like spice, which in small doses can give a rich taste.
I looked up and saw this handsome man with glasses and a bow tie, i hoped that it was him. And it was.
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- stattlich, hübsch, schGerman
- apuesto, guapo, hermosoSpanish
- kaunis, komeaFinnish
- eireachdailScottish Gaelic
- טוב מראהHebrew
- bèlHaitian Creole
- jóképű, jóvágásúHungarian
- գեղեցիկ, սիրունArmenian
- belle, belInterlingua
- ganteng, tampanIndonesian
- scitulus, pulchrumLatin
- pen, kjekkNorwegian
- przystojny, pięknyPolish
- hábil, belo, jeitosa, bem-apanhada, bonitoPortuguese
- arătos, chipeș, abil, frumosRomanian
- đẹp traiVietnamese
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