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Princeton's WordNet

  1. handsomelyadverb

    in an attractively handsome manner

    "the volume was handsomely bound"

  2. handsomelyadverb

    in a generously handsome manner

    "India has responded handsomely by providing 3,000 men"


  1. handsomelyadverb

    In a handsome manner.

  2. handsomelyadverb

    Carefully; in shipshape style.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Handsomelyadverb

    Etymology: from handsome.

    Under it he may cleanly convey any fit pillage that cometh handsomely in his way. Edmund Spenser, on Ireland.

    Where the kind nymph, changing her faultless shape,
    Becomes unhandsome, handsomely to ’scape. Edmund Waller.

    A carpenter, after he hath sawn down a tree, hath wrought it handsomely, and made a vessel thereof. Wisd. xiii. 11.

    I am finding out a convenient place for an alms-house, which I intend to endow very handsomely for a dozen superannuated husbandmen. Addison.


  1. handsomely

    Handsomely is an adverb that is used to describe something done in a large or generous manner. It can also mean in an attractive, stylish or impressive way. It's often used in regards to rewards, payments, or results.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Handsomelyadverb

    in a handsome manner

  2. Handsomelyadverb

    carefully; in shipshape style

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. handsomely

    Signifies steadily or leisurely; as, "lower away handsomely," when required to be done gradually and carefully. The term "handsomely" repeated, implies "have a care; not so fast; tenderly."

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of handsomely in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of handsomely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of handsomely in a Sentence

  1. J. Paul Getty:

    There are always opportunities through which businessmen can profit handsomely if they will only recognize and seize them.

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    You had superdelegates voting for Hillary Clinton in states that I won pretty handsomely, and now there is agreement among Tom Perez and our people, and a lot of the Hillary Clinton people, to say we should reduce the number of superdelegates.

  3. Thomas Weiser:

    Our children are our country's future, and we as a society need to recognize when they are in trouble. This disturbing trend should be a wake-up call that mental health services, injury prevention, gun safety and ongoing efforts to improve car and driver safety need support, attention, and financial resources, our investments now as a society will be paid back handsomely when our children grow up to be healthy, productive adults.

  4. Leo Grohowski:

    Not only has the market returned handsomely, but risk has also taken a breather.

  5. Lakshheish M Patel:

    Youtubers uploading videos on stock market are being secretly paid handsomely by shares brokers and others to mislead general investors and those who claim about having made money through capital markets from channels and public talk platforms are normally paid agents

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