noun Date: 1617 1. the quality or state of being pretty 2. something pretty

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  • Prettiness — Pret ti*ness, n. The quality or state of being pretty; used sometimes in a disparaging sense. [1913 Webster] A style . . . without sententious pretension or antithetical prettiness. Jeffrey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prettiness — 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… …   English terms dictionary

  • prettiness — See prettily. * * * …   Universalium

  • prettiness — noun The quality of being pretty. See Also: pretty, prettily …   Wiktionary

  • prettiness — pret·ti·ness || prɪtɪnɪs n. beauty, physical attractiveness, state of having an attractive appearance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • prettiness — pret·ti·ness …   English syllables

  • prettiness — See: pretty …   English dictionary

  • prettiness — noun the quality of being appealing in a delicate or graceful way (of a girl or young woman) (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑cuteness • Derivationally related forms: ↑cute (for: ↑cuteness), ↑pretty …   Useful english dictionary

  • pretty-prettiness — pretty prettˈiness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑pretty …   Useful english dictionary

  • pretty — [[t]prɪ̱ti[/t]] ♦♦ prettier, prettiest 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe someone, especially a girl, as pretty, you mean that they look nice and are attractive in a delicate way. She s a very charming and very pretty girl. Syn: good looking Derived… …   English dictionary

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