adjective, pret·ti·er, pret·ti·est.
noun, plural pret·ties.
verb (used with object), pret·tied, pret·ty·ing.
SYNONYMS FOR pretty
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Idioms for pretty
- in an advantageous position.
- well-to-do; successful.
Origin of pretty
usage note for pretty
OTHER WORDS FROM pretty
Example sentences from the Web for pretty
It helped me look in the mirror and feel younger and prettier.
After all, why would you want to read in a longer and prettier form something that's already been published?
Later she says that Hillary is “just a phase” for Bill, before pressing her to wear something prettier for her boy.Some of the Juiciest Bits of ‘Rodham,’ the Hillary Clinton Movie Biopic: Sex, Scandal, More|Marlow Stern|May 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The whole thing is a substantive sop to the GOP right wing wrapped in a prettier package.
“[The] overwhelming pressure to be thinner, prettier, and sexier begins subtly,” she says on her website.
What can be prettier than a brood of chickens with a good motherly hen, like the one in this picture!
Isn't our new home lots prettier than the little brick house where we used to live—77 Brown Street, Baltimore!Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
The children of such couples are prettier, and appear to me to be more intelligent, than the pure race of either.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham
They mostly go together, women and trouble; and the prettier the women are, the greater the trouble, that's my experience.The Light That Lures|Percy Brebner
Among the girls in the party none was prettier or more charmingly gowned than Marian.A Hoosier Chronicle|Meredith Nicholson
British Dictionary definitions for pretty
adjective -tier or -tiest
noun plural -ties
verb -ties, -tying or -tied
Derived forms of prettyprettily, adverbprettiness, noun
Word Origin for pretty
Idioms and Phrases with pretty
In addition to the idioms beginning with pretty
- pretty as a picture
- pretty much
- pretty penny, a
- in a fix (pretty pickle)
- kettle of fish, pretty
- sitting pretty