adjective, love·li·er, love·li·est.
noun, plural love·lies.
Origin of lovely
Related Words for loveliesepitome, exemplar, apotheosis, charmer, looker, love, trump, essence, champ, archetype, nonpareil, best, cream, nonesuch, pattern, ideal, criterion, lovely, champion, beauty
adjective -lier or -liest
noun plural -lies
Old English luflic "affectionate, loveable;" see love (n.) + -ly (1). The modern sense of "lovable on account of beauty, attractive" is from c.1300, "applied indiscriminately to all pleasing material objects, from a piece of plum-cake to a Gothic cathedral" [George P. Marsh, "The Origin and History of the English Language," 1862].