- having beauty; possessing qualities that give great pleasure or satisfaction to see, hear, think about, etc.; delighting the senses or mind: a beautiful dress; a beautiful speech.
- excellent of its kind: a beautiful putt on the seventh hole; The chef served us a beautiful roast of beef.
- wonderful; very pleasing or satisfying.
- the concept of beauty (usually preceded by the).
- (used with a plural verb) beautiful things or people collectively (usually preceded by the): the good and the beautiful.
- the ideal of beauty (usually preceded by the): to strive to attain the beautiful.
- wonderful; fantastic: You got two front-row seats? Beautiful!
- extraordinary; incredible: used ironically: Your car broke down in the middle of the freeway? Beautiful!
Origin of beautiful
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Examples from the Web for beautifulness
No other approaches Him in wisdom, love, beautifulness, and glory.Modern Skepticism
C. J. Ellicott
Nothing can hurt me no more—And you always stood out to me in my dreams as the angel from love and beautifulness.
I asked myself, what was that beautifulness in his eyes that made the lowest nobody feel like a somebody?
There is (and Browning proved it) a 'beautifulness' in the rugged; it is a sense of being 'beautifully' rugged.Gilbert Keith Chesterton
How can you look on the way it dances the beautifulness from every corner and not jump in the air from happiness?
- possessing beauty; aesthetically pleasing
- highly enjoyable; very pleasantthe party was beautiful
Word Origin and History for beautifulness
mid-15c., from beauty + -ful. The beautiful people "the fashionable set" first attested 1964 in (where else?) "Vogue" (it also was the title of a 1941 play by U.S. dramatist William Saroyan). House Beautiful is from "Pilgrim's Progress," where it is a proper name of a place. Related: Beautifully.