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
Tom Brady, the prettiest of pretty boys, leads the Patriots.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
That year, she was dubbed the “prettiest photographer in the world” by U.S. Camera magazine.
They also were dubbed “the prettiest boys in rock” for their fashionable image and glamorous music videos shot in exotic locales.Duran Duran on 30th Anniversary of ‘Rio,’ the Olympics, James Bond, and More|Marlow Stern|July 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But even the girl that was the most confident, prettiest girl in my high school was not like some Lolita like a bat out of hell.‘Community’: Alison Brie, Yvette Nicole Brown, Gillian Jacobs & Megan Ganz Roundtable|Jace Lacob|February 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
She packed her own suitcase for the cruise with all her prettiest clothes.Last Hope for Costa Concordia’s Missing as Ship Tanks Risk Bursting|Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Everything is made to tell, honest laughter takes the place of the gloom which in company saddens the prettiest faces.Another Study of Woman|Honore de Balzac
This was one of the prettiest sights from the beach at "The Runs."Hetty's Strange History|Anonymous
It's the prettiest place in Perth, though I say it, as oughtn't.Is He Popenjoy?|Anthony Trollope
They say that that is the prettiest place in all Switzerland.Rollo in Geneva|Jacob Abbott
But prettiest of all was a dainty little girl with butterfly skirts, dancing gracefully about among the stiff soldiers.The Sunbonnet Babies in Italy|Eulalie Osgood Grover
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