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
Staying in great mental shape for these next two to three games has been pretty difficult.Navy will host Memphis and Tulsa to make up games postponed by coronavirus issues|Kareem Copeland|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Turns out none of us is superhuman, although Terri and Robert Abbe, a San Francisco investment banker, fake it pretty well.On mountain bikes in the Utah desert, a college reunion like no other|John Briley|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Any chance of Baltimore’s Grand Central nightclub ever reopening after the pandemic was pretty much wiped out over the weekend, as a work crew cleared out its contents to make way for construction of an office building called City House Charles.Workers remove contents of Baltimore’s Grand Central nightclub|Ed Gunts|November 19, 2020|Washington Blade
We are using our software, or any 3D software, to design and engineer those machines and it worked pretty well.Leveraging collective intelligence and AI to benefit society|Jason Sparapani|November 18, 2020|MIT Technology Review
It’s got a pretty strong job market that is drawing people from other states.
The room was prettily furnished, and Georgie had often accused herself of extravagance.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
The trees are sometimes prettily arranged in alleys, but are planted far less for ornament than for use.
It is extremely delicate and prettily formed, and is distinguished by narrow dark-brown stripes along the back.
She stamped her foot prettily, imperiously, vexed at my refusal to go out of that weird place the way I had entered.Valley of the Croen|Lee Tarbell
The outside was very prettily painted for the occasion—Venus commemorating her birth from the ocean.
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