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Definition of "handsome" []

  • Pleasing and dignified in form or appearance. See Synonyms at beautiful. (adjective)
  • Generous or copious: a handsome reward. See Synonyms at liberal. (adjective)
  • Marked by or requiring skill dexterity: did some handsome maneuvers on the skating rink. (adjective)
  • Appropriate or fitting: a handsome location for the new school. (adjective)
  • Large: a handsome price; won by a handsome margin. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "handsome" in a sentence
  • ""I give it up," said I. "It's because I'm so _handsome_ -- we're _all_ handsome, you know, and"
  • "But the word handsome did not even approach the glory of Alec Aarronson."
  • "But still he is not quite a — what one calls a handsome man, nor quite"