Definitions for handsomeˈhæn səm
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word handsome
fine-looking, good-looking, better-looking, handsome, well-favored, well-favoured(adj)
pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
"a fine-looking woman"; "a good-looking man"; "better-looking than her sister"; "very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome"- Thackeray; "our southern women are well-favored"- Lillian Hellman
big, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, handsome, giving, liberal, openhanded(adj)
given or giving freely
"was a big tipper"; "the bounteous goodness of God"; "bountiful compliments"; "a freehanded host"; "a handsome allowance"; "Saturday's child is loving and giving"; "a liberal backer of the arts"; "a munificent gift"; "her fond and openhanded grandfather"
To render handsome.
Dexterous; skillful; handy; ready; convenient; -- applied to things as persons.
Agreeable to the eye or to correct taste; having a pleasing appearance or expression; attractive.
a handsome man; a handsome garment, house, tree, horse.
Striking, impressive and elegantly proportioned, though not typically beautiful.
Suitable or fit in action; marked with propriety and ease; graceful; becoming; appropriate.
a handsome style, etc.
Evincing a becoming generosity or nobleness of character; liberal; generous.
Ample; moderately large.
Having a good appearance
Origin: compare handzaam.
dexterous; skillful; handy; ready; convenient; -- applied to things as persons
agreeable to the eye or to correct taste; having a pleasing appearance or expression; attractive; having symmetry and dignity; comely; -- expressing more than pretty, and less than beautiful; as, a handsome man or woman; a handsome garment, house, tree, horse
suitable or fit in action; marked with propriety and ease; graceful; becoming; appropriate; as, a handsome style, etc
evincing a becoming generosity or nobleness of character; liberal; generous
ample; moderately large
Handsome is the debut album of the Ian Dury rock group Kilburn and the High-Roads. The band had apparently originally wanted to call the album No Hand Signals.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'handsome' in Adjectives Frequency: #690
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Do not employ handsome servants.
The American ideal is youth -- handsome, empty youth.
You have to kiss a lot of toads before you find a handsome prince.
I require three things in a man. He must be handsome, ruthless and stupid.
What mother doesn't want her son to be strong, well-built, handsome and smart?
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Translations for handsome
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- stattlich, hübsch, schGerman
- guapo, apuestoSpanish
- komea, kaunisFinnish
- eireachdailScottish Gaelic
- טוב מראהHebrew
- bèlHaitian Creole
- jóvágású, jóképűHungarian
- գեղեցիկ, սիրունArmenian
- belle, belInterlingua
- ganteng, tampanIndonesian
- scitulus, pulchrumLatin
- pen, kjekkNorwegian
- przystojny, pięknyPolish
- jeitosa, bem-apanhada, bonito, belo, hábilPortuguese
- arătos, frumos, abil, chipeșRomanian
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