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
Given the fact that really these masks are not really designed to protect the wearer, they’re designed to protect the community, actually these results turned out pretty good for masks.That new study saying masks might not be effective? It has a few caveats.|Kate Baggaley|November 20, 2020|Popular Science
If you are a SaaS fan you are probably pretty shocked right now.
These are among the very best startups ever built, and therefore, unsurprisingly, the founders all did pretty well for themselves.If you didn’t make $1B this week, you are not doing VC right|Danny Crichton|November 20, 2020|TechCrunch
Democrats have also made gains in the more urban DeKalb and Fulton counties, which both include parts of the city of Atlanta and were already pretty Democratic leaning.
I also had a boyfriend pretty seriously from 18 to 24 and then 24 to 30.
To realize his pretty scenes, Potter employed some unpretty methods.
"Creep," "No Scrubs," and "Unpretty," obviously, were huge crowd pleasers.TLC Reunites for a New York City Concert. Dreams Do Come True|Kevin Fallon|January 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But he grimaced and held himself awake to contemplate the unpretty spectacle of himself and his actions.Operation: Outer Space|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Bill stood looking at Toppy with a scowl on his unpretty face, awaiting the order to go in with the other men.The Snow-Burner|Henry Oyen
What, then, is to become of the penniless, and the unpretty!Dealings With The Dead|A Sexton of the Old School
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