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Definition of Handsome

Handsome

  1. Dexterous; skillful; handy; ready; convenient; -- applied to things as persons.
  2. Agreeable to the eye or to correct taste; having a pleasing appearance or expression; attractive; having symmetry and dignity; comely; -- expressing more than pretty, and less than beautiful; as, a handsome man or woman; a handsome garment, house, tree, horse.
  3. Suitable or fit in action; marked with propriety and ease; graceful; becoming; appropriate; as, a handsome style, etc.
  4. Evincing a becoming generosity or nobleness of character; liberal; generous.
  5. Ample; moderately large.

Handsome Quotations

I don't see myself as extremely handsome. I just figure I can charm you into liking me.
Wesley Snipes

I'm a handsome man with a charming personality.
Gabe Newell

He who busies himself with things other than improvement of his own self becomes perplexed in darkness and entangled in ruin. His evil spirits immerse him deep in vices and make his bad actions seem handsome.
Ali ibn Abi Talib

One of my most vivid memories of the mid-1950s is of crying into a washbasin full of soapy grey baby clothes - there were no washing machines - while my handsome and adored husband was off playing football in the park on Sunday morning with all the delightful young men who had been friends to both of us at Cambridge three years earlier.
Claire Tomalin

I am, as I am; whether hideous, or handsome, depends upon who is made judge.
Herman Melville
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Handsome Translations

handsome in Afrikaans is deftig, mooi
handsome in Dutch is fijn, schoon, net, fraai, knap, mooi
handsome in Finnish is kaunis
handsome in French is beau
handsome in Latin is pulcher pulchra pulchrum, bellus, speciosus
handsome in Spanish is bonito
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