adjective, pret·ti·er, pret·ti·est.
noun, plural pret·ties.
verb (used with object), pret·tied, pret·ty·ing.
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Idioms for pretty
- in an advantageous position.
- well-to-do; successful.
Origin of pretty
synonym study for pretty
usage note for pretty
OTHER WORDS FROM pretty
Words nearby pretty
Example sentences from the Web for prettier
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?
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.
The shorter your skirt was and the prettier you were, the more they wanted you in front of the client.Ginger White on Herman Cain's Exit, His Arrogance—and Her Sex Claims|Leslie Bennetts|December 5, 2011|DAILY BEAST
A vivid blush suffused her face, which appeared all the prettier to him in its embarrassed shyness.Simon Eichelkatz; The Patriarch|Ulrich Frank
Nothing can be prettier than the sail into Anjer Roads from the northward, on a fine clear day.Trade and Travel in the Far East|G. F. Davidson
After Isabel's departure, Marian, though the prettier of the two, found it dull to go about alone.Boston Neighbours In Town and Out|Agnes Blake Poor
I have watched you, and I own a prettier pair of turtledoves I never saw.The Woman-Hater|Charles Reade
"I never saw a prettier young woman in my life," said the husband.Adam Bede|George Eliot
British Dictionary definitions for prettier
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 prettier
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