Definitions for Pretty
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Pretty.
pleasing by delicacy or grace; not imposing
"pretty girl"; "pretty song"; "pretty room"
(used ironically) unexpectedly bad
"a pretty mess"; "a pretty kettle of fish"
reasonably, moderately, pretty, jolly, somewhat, fairly, middling, passablyadverb
to a moderately sufficient extent or degree
"pretty big"; "pretty bad"; "jolly decent of him"; "the shoes are priced reasonably"; "he is fairly clever with computers"
Something that is pretty.
"We'll stop at the knife store a look at the sharp pretties.
To make pretty; to beautify
Somewhat, fairly, quite; sometimes also (by meiosis) very.
Cunning; clever, skilful.
Pleasant in sight or other senses; attractive, especially of women or children.
Of objects or things: nice-looking, appealing.
Fine-looking; only superficially attractive; initially appealing but having little substance.
Moderately large; considerable.
Excellent, commendable, pleasing; fitting or proper (of actions, thoughts etc.).
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: præt, finery, Sax. pretto, Italian; prat, prattigh, Dutch.
Of these the idle Greeks have many pretty tales. Walter Raleigh.
They found themselves involved in a train of mistakes, by taking up some pretty hypothesis in philosophy. Isaac Watts.
The pretty gentleman is the most complaisant creature in the world, and is always of my mind. Spectator.
A pretty task; and so I told the fool,
Who needs must undertake to please by rule. Dryden.
He’ll make a pretty figure in a triumph,
And serve to trip before the victor’s chariot. Addison.
A knight of Wales, with shipping and some pretty company, did go to discover those parts. George Abbot.
Cut off the stalks of cucumbers, immediately after their bearing, close by the earth, and then cast a pretty quantity of earth upon the plant, and they will bear next year before the ordinary time. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.
I would have a mount of some pretty height, leaving the wall of the enclosure breast high. Francis Bacon, Essays.
Of this mixture we put a parcel into a crucible, and suffered it for a pretty while to continue red hot. Boyle.
A weazle a pretty way off stood leering at him. Roger L'Estrange.
In some degree. This word is used before adverbs or adjectives to intend their signification: it is less than very.
The world begun to be pretty well stocked with people, and human industry drained those unhabitable places. Burnet.
I shall not enquire how far this lofty method may advance the reputation of learning; but I am pretty sure ’tis no great addition to theirs who use it. Collier.
A little voyage round the lake took up five days, though the wind was pretty fair for us all the while. Addison.
I have a fondness for a project, and a pretty tolerable genius that way myself. Joseph Addison, Guardian, №. 107.
These colours were faint and dilute, unless the light was trajected obliquely; for by that means they became pretty vivid. Isaac Newton, Opticks.
This writer every where insinuates, and, in one place, pretty plainly professes himself a sincere christian. Francis Atterbury.
The copper halfpence are coined by the publick, and every piece worth pretty near the value of the copper. Jonathan Swift.
The first attempts of this kind were pretty modest. Thomas Baker.
pleasing by delicacy or grace; attracting, but not striking or impressing; of a pleasing and attractive form a color; having slight or diminutive beauty; neat or elegant without elevation or grandeur; pleasingly, but not grandly, conceived or expressed; as, a pretty face; a pretty flower; a pretty poem
moderately large; considerable; as, he had saved a pretty fortune
affectedly nice; foppish; -- used in an ill sense
mean; despicable; contemptible; -- used ironically; as, a pretty trick; a pretty fellow
stout; strong and brave; intrepid; valiant
in some degree; moderately; considerably; rather; almost; -- less emphatic than very; as, I am pretty sure of the fact; pretty cold weather
Pretty is a television advertisement launched in 2006 by Nike, Inc. to promote its Nike Women brand of sportswear. The 60-second spot was handled by advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy in Portland, Oregon. The advert stars Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova in her first appearance as a spokesperson for the brand. Pretty debuted on U.S. television on August 20, 2006, with later appearances in cinemas and in print advertisements. It was directed by Czech director Ivan Zacharias, with post-production and VFX work by The Mill. The piece was a critical and popular success. It garnered several prestigious awards from the advertising and television industries, including two Cannes Gold Lions and a Gold Effie Award.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pret′i, adj. tasteful: pleasing to the eye: having attractive but not striking beauty: neat: beautiful without dignity: small: affected: moderately large, considerable: puny, weak (a term of endearment): (in contempt) fine: (obs.) shrewd, cunning: (obs.) strong, warlike.—adv. in some degree: moderately.—v.t. Prett′ify, to make pretty in an excessively ornamental way.—adv. Prett′ily, in a pretty manner: pleasingly: elegantly: neatly.—n. Prett′iness.—adj. Prett′yish, somewhat pretty.—n. Prett′ypretty (coll.), a knick-knack.—adj. Prett′y-spō′ken, speaking or spoken prettily.—Pretty much, very nearly. [A.S. prættig, tricky—prætt, trickery; prob. Low L. practicus—Gr. praktikos—prattein, to do.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'Pretty' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2435
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Pretty' in Written Corpus Frequency: #765
Rank popularity for the word 'Pretty' in Adverbs Frequency: #166
Rank popularity for the word 'Pretty' in Adjectives Frequency: #445
The numerical value of Pretty in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Pretty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
We are pretty much on our own. So what should we do? so, you know, no option. We... we have to defend our store.
To set up 3,000 beds in a week in one location would be pretty chaotic, i'd be surprised if they went to camps that big in one location, but they might.
I was happy I was able to get loose a little bit, i felt like the Tin Man for a while and couldn't find any oil anywhere to loosen up these joints. I felt pretty good - it was fun and it was a good competitive game.
Donald was a pretty rough fellow when he was small.
We knew that if we didn't do something, we are pretty sure it would not have made it to shore, it was really huffing and puffing, my husband said.
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- جميل, لطيف, جميلةArabic
- bonic, forçaCatalan, Valencian
- hezký, dostiCzech
- einigermaßen, schön, hübsch, ziemlichGerman
- όμορφος, χαριτωμένος, αρκετάGreek
- bien, precioso, bonito, ingenioso, guapo, bastante, listoSpanish
- زیبا, خوشگل, قشنگPersian
- melkoinen, ihan, sievä, kiva, melko, viehättävä, aikamoinen, aika, sangen, nätti, varsinFinnish
- assez, pas mal, joliFrench
- snogScottish Gaelic
- ख़ूबसूरत, सुंदरHindi
- csinos, szépHungarian
- cantik, cukupIndonesian
- carino, grazioso, piuttostoItalian
- 可愛い, プリティ, きれい, かわいいですJapanese
- 아름답다, 예쁘다, 예쁜Korean
- pulcher, satisLatin
- flottLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- pakankamai, gražusLithuanian
- skaists, glītsLatvian
- cantik, jelitaMalay
- tamelijk, mooi, nogal, aardigDutch
- vakker, penNorwegian
- bonito, belo, bonitinho, bonitaPortuguese
- drăguț, drăguță, frumosRomanian
- симпатичный, достаточно, миловидный, привлекательный, милый, довольно, хорошенький, вполне, миленькийRussian
- vacker, söt, fin, snygg, ganska, skön, rättSwedish
- น่ารัก, สวยThai
- خوبصورت, سندرUrdu
- xinh xắn, đẹpVietnamese
- jönik, plitülikVolapük
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