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
Words nearby pretty
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Example sentences from the Web for pretty
In the seeding games, the rate of calls receiving each of those designations was pretty similar to where it was during the regular season.Don’t Blame The Refs For All Of These Replay Reviews|Jared Dubin|September 17, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
That’s a pretty huge step for anybody trying to accrue as many SERP features as they can, and, in particular, for news websites.Google ranking factors to change search in 2021: Core Web Vitals, E-A-T, or AMP?|Aleh Barysevich|September 16, 2020|Search Engine Watch
You should be pretty freaking complete by the time you come together, join together with another person.
As for the towers I built, the difference looked pretty obvious.
This is a pretty standard speed bump for the bread-and-butter iPad.Apple just announced a new iPad, iPad Air, and Apple Watch Series 6|Stan Horazek|September 15, 2020|Popular Science
I think the response of the French government so far has been pretty appropriate in that regard.
I gotta say—I think this past year was pretty bad for music.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“Jeffrey wanted me to tell you that you looked so pretty,” the female voice said into my disbelieving ear.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The clichés about football-obsessed husbands and frustrated wives are pretty heavy-handed.
Early on, the sexual protagonist complains that her Molson-drinking husband is pretty much an incompetent Neanderthal.
Yet if there is a measure of untruth in such pretty flatteries, one needs to be superhuman in order to condemn them harshly.Children's Ways|James Sully
As company after company appeared, we were able to form a pretty exact estimate of their numbers.
He glanced aside, and saw an exceedingly pretty, dark face, which looked vaguely familiar.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
Pretty women without religion are like flowers without perfume.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
Blanche stood an instant looking into the lighted room and hesitating—flushed a little, smiling, extremely pretty.Confidence|Henry James
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