noun, plural beau·ties.
SYNONYMS FOR beauty
ANTONYMS FOR beauty
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!
Origin of beauty
historical usage of beauty
The progression of the various senses is: “(especially of a woman) physical attractiveness, grace, charm” (early 14th century); “(general) moral or intellectual excellence” (late 14th century); “(of a physical object) pleasing to the sight” and “a pleasing or beautiful quality” (both from the 15th century).
The colloquial, sometimes ironic sense, especially in the shortened noun beaut, “someone or something extraordinary, remarkable, or amazing,” was originally an Americanism dating to the first half of the 19th century.
OTHER WORDS FROM beautynon·beau·ty, noun, plural non·beau·ties.
Words nearby beauty
Example sentences from the Web for beauty
There’s a clear trend away from gendered anything these days—clothes, beauty products, pronouns.Bacardi’s ‘by women, for women’ vodka is a pandemic-era branding blunder|ehinchliffe|July 23, 2020|Fortune
On the surface, this seems reasonable — swapping out Black pain for Black beauty.Representation is deeper than putting Black icons on magazine covers|Fabiola Cineas|July 23, 2020|Vox
A disappointment became an opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of a place we could access through general aviation.Flying over mountains isn’t as scary (or hard) as you might think|By Julie Boatman/Flying Mag|July 22, 2020|Popular Science
This modestly upscale dermaplaning wand is designed for people who want the quality of a salon device but are seeking beauty upgrades on a budget.
That’s the beauty of why we’ve presented it the way we have.The keeping of the Star-Spangled Banner: A story of emblematic resilience|John Barrat|July 4, 2017|The Smithsonian Insider
If you read the reactions, she was billed as ‘Beauty and Brains.’
Her Miss America win transcended mere superficial beauty standards.
Also, she was tall and thin, too, further adding to the ways she met the physical beauty conventions.
There was so much beauty, talent, potential, and most importantly, honesty in your work.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
There was something beautiful about this, and I still see that beauty.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating|Ellie Schaack|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A flash of surprise and pleasure lit the fine eyes of the haughty beauty perched up there on the palace wall.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Let the thought of self pass in, and the beauty of great action is gone, like the bloom from a soiled flower.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
The beauty, the mystery,—this fierce sunshine or something—stir——' She hesitated for a fraction of a second.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
Thy eye desireth favour and beauty, but more than these green sown fields.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Sir Cadge was about the same age as the famous beauty, and rose quite two inches above her lofty head.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for beauty
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for beauty
Idioms and Phrases with beauty
In addition to the idiom beginning with beauty
- beauty is only skin deep
- that's the beauty of