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Definition of Pretty

Pretty

  1. Pleasing by delicacy or grace; attracting, but not striking or impressing; of a pleasing and attractive form a color; having slight or diminutive beauty; neat or elegant without elevation or grandeur; pleasingly, but not grandly, conceived or expressed; as, a pretty face; a pretty flower; a pretty poem.
  2. Moderately large; considerable; as, he had saved a pretty fortune.
  3. Affectedly nice; foppish; -- used in an ill sense.
  4. Mean; despicable; contemptible; -- used ironically; as, a pretty trick; a pretty fellow.
  5. Stout; strong and brave; intrepid; valiant.
  6. In some degree; moderately; considerably; rather; almost; -- less emphatic than very; as, I am pretty sure of the fact; pretty cold weather.

Pretty Quotations

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Bruce Lee

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
Albert Einstein

It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute.
Albert Einstein

I was losing interest in politics, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again. What I have done since then is pretty well known.
Abraham Lincoln
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Pretty Translations

pretty in Dutch is vriendelijk, beminnelijk, aardig
pretty in French is joli
pretty in Italian is vano, carino, civettuolo
pretty in Latin is bellus, pulchellus
pretty in Portuguese is consideravelmente, lindo
pretty in Spanish is majo, coqueta, guapo, vano, bello, lindo

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