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Definition of "pretty" []

  • Pleasing or attractive in a graceful or delicate way. See Synonyms at beautiful. (adjective)
  • Clever; adroit: a pretty maneuver. (adjective)
  • Very bad; terrible: in a pretty predicament; a situation that has reached a pretty pass. (adjective)
  • Ostensibly or superficially attractive but lacking substance or conviction: full of pretty phrases. (adjective)
  • Informal Considerable in size or extent: a pretty fortune. (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 "pretty" in a sentence
  • "Wow..so this is the first time that I found your site..pretty said considering I thought I was pretty smart!"
  • "If you talk of bathing, they will advise you to _dook oonder_; and should a mother present her baby to you she will call it her _smook barn_, her pretty bairn or child, _smook_ being the Norse word for _pretty_."
  • "_Singing, Laughing all, Singing Laughing all, like pretty pretty_ Poll."