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  • Prettyish — Pret ty*ish, a. Somewhat pretty. Walpole. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prettyish — adjective Somewhat pretty …   Wiktionary

  • prettyish — prɪtɪɪʃ adj. somewhat attractive; sort of pretty (Colloquial) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • prettyish — pret·ty·ish …   English syllables

  • prettyish — ˈprid.ēish adjective : rather pretty …   Useful english dictionary

  • pretty — I. adjective (prettier; est) Etymology: Middle English praty, prety, from Old English prættig tricky, from prætt trick; akin to Old Norse prettr trick Date: before 12th century 1. a. artful, clever b. pat, apt …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pretty — prettily, adv. prettiness, n. prettyish, adj. /prit ee/, adj., prettier, prettiest, n., pl. pretties, adv., v., prettied, prettying. adj. 1. pleasing or attractive to the eye, as by delicacy or gracefulness: a pretty face. 2. (of things, places,… …   Universalium

  • pretty — adjective (prettier, prettiest) 1》 attractive in a delicate way without being truly beautiful. 2》 informal used ironically to express displeasure: he led me a pretty dance. adverb informal to a moderately high degree; fairly. noun (plural… …   English new terms dictionary

  • pretty — /ˈprɪti / (say pritee) adjective (prettier, prettiest) 1. fair or attractive to the eye in a feminine or childish way: a pretty face. 2. (of things, places, etc.) pleasing to the eye, especially without grandeur. 3. pleasing to the ear: a pretty… …   Australian English dictionary

  • pretty — [prit′ē] adj. prettier, prettiest [ME prati < OE prættig, crafty < prætt, craft, trick] 1. pleasing or attractive in a dainty, delicate, or graceful way rather than through striking beauty, elegance, grandeur, or stateliness 2. a) fine;… …   English World dictionary

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