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Definition of 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

I was never a pretty girl, so I wasn't the one to get the boy. I used to cast myself as a good sport. Sometimes I wonder if I do that too much with roles I play, because if I'm absolutely truthful, I quite like being the best friend, or the supporting role, and actually I ought to gear-change and make myself the leading role.
Celia Imrie

Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.
Yogi Berra

You're in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.
Dr. Seuss

Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as far as meaningless experiences go its pretty damn good.
Woody Allen
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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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