[ byoo-tuh-fuhl ]
/ ˈbyu tə fəl /
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.
- (used with a plural verb) beautiful things or people collectively: the good and the beautiful.
- the ideal of beauty: 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!
SYNONYMS FOR beautiful
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1. Beautiful, handsome, lovely, pretty refer to a pleasing appearance. A person or thing that is beautiful has perfection of form, color, etc., or noble and spiritual qualities: a beautiful landscape, a beautiful woman. Handsome often implies stateliness or pleasing proportion and symmetry: a handsome man. That which is lovely is beautiful but in a warm and endearing way: a lovely smile. Pretty implies a moderate but noticeable beauty, especially in that which is small or of minor importance: a pretty child.
OTHER WORDS FROM beautifulbeau·ti·ful·ly, adverbbeau·ti·ful·ness, nounun·beau·ti·ful, adjectiveun·beau·ti·ful·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for beautiful
/ (ˈbjuːtɪfʊl) /
possessing beauty; aesthetically pleasing
highly enjoyable; very pleasantthe party was beautiful
Derived forms of beautifulbeautifulness, noun
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