beauteous

[ byoo-tee-uh s, -tyuh s ]
/ ˈbyu ti əs, -tyəs /

adjective Chiefly Literary.

Origin of beauteous

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at beauty, -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for beauteous

beauteous

/ (ˈbjuːtɪəs) /

adjective

a poetic word for beautiful
Derived Formsbeauteously, adverbbeauteousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for beauteous

beauteous


adj.

mid-15c., from beauty + -ous. Now mostly limited to poetry and displaced elsewhere by beautiful. Related: Beauteously; beauteousness.

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