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Synonyms for handsome
ˈhæn səm

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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. awesome

    handsome rhymes with awesome

    Submitted by bathula on May 17, 2020  

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. Chinese Proverb:

    Do not employ handsome servants.

  2. Paul Gardner of Baltimore:

    He was this amazing role model that people could point to, a smart, handsome black surgeon.

  3. 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.

  4. Ben Moorhead:

    I'm still making a very handsome living doing what I'm doing, the boom hasn't died, but it's slowed down to the point beyond just needing warm bodies.

  5. Vladimir Mayakovsky:

    No gray hairs streak my soul, no grandfatherly fondness there I shake the world with the might of my voice, and walk-handsome, twentytwoyearold.

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