What does pretty mean?

Definitions for pretty
ˈprɪt ipret·ty

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word pretty.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pretty(adj)

    pleasing by delicacy or grace; not imposing

    "pretty girl"; "pretty song"; "pretty room"

  2. pretty(adverb)

    (used ironically) unexpectedly bad

    "a pretty mess"; "a pretty kettle of fish"

  3. reasonably, moderately, pretty, jolly, somewhat, fairly, middling, passably(adverb)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. pretty(Noun)

    Something that is pretty.

    "We'll stop at the knife store a look at the sharp pretties.

  2. pretty(Verb)

    To make pretty; to beautify

  3. pretty(Adverb)

    Somewhat, fairly, quite; sometimes also (by meiosis) very.

  4. pretty(Adjective)

    Cunning; clever, skilful.

  5. pretty(Adjective)

    Pleasant in sight or other senses; attractive, especially of women or children.

  6. pretty(Adjective)

    Of objects or things: nice-looking, appealing.

  7. pretty(Adjective)

    Fine-looking; only superficially attractive; initially appealing but having little substance.

  8. pretty(Adjective)

    Moderately large; considerable.

  9. pretty(Adjective)

    Excellent, commendable, pleasing; fitting or proper (of actions, thoughts etc.).

  10. pretty(Adjective)

    Awkward, unpleasant.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pretty

    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

  2. Pretty

    moderately large; considerable; as, he had saved a pretty fortune

  3. Pretty

    affectedly nice; foppish; -- used in an ill sense

  4. Pretty

    mean; despicable; contemptible; -- used ironically; as, a pretty trick; a pretty fellow

  5. Pretty

    stout; strong and brave; intrepid; valiant

  6. Pretty(adverb)

    in some degree; moderately; considerably; rather; almost; -- less emphatic than very; as, I am pretty sure of the fact; pretty cold weather

Freebase

  1. Pretty

    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

  1. Pretty

    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. praktikosprattein, to do.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pretty' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2435

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pretty' in Written Corpus Frequency: #765

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pretty' in Adverbs Frequency: #166

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pretty' in Adjectives Frequency: #445

How to pronounce pretty?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say pretty in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pretty in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pretty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of pretty in a Sentence

  1. Heidi Thomas:

    We were pretty naïve.

  2. Pierre Lapaque:

    It is pretty alarming.

  3. Farris Wilks:

    I was pretty bummed out.

  4. Border Patrol agent That year:

    It’s pretty quiet here.

  5. Daniel Radcliffe:

    It’s pretty undeniable.

Images & Illustrations of pretty

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