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. prettyadjective

    pleasing by delicacy or grace; not imposing

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

  2. prettyadverb

    (used ironically) unexpectedly bad

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

  3. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. prettynoun

    Something that is pretty.

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

  2. prettyverb

    To make pretty; to beautify

  3. prettyadverb

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

  4. prettyadjective

    Cunning; clever, skilful.

  5. prettyadjective

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

  6. prettyadjective

    Of objects or things: nice-looking, appealing.

  7. prettyadjective

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

  8. prettyadjective

    Moderately large; considerable.

  9. prettyadjective

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

  10. prettyadjective

    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. Prettyadverb

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. pretty

    An aesthetic, between cute and beautiful. Attractive in a Delicate way.

    I don't care for pretty looking men.

    Submitted by anonymous on March 17, 2021  

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
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Anuj Somany:

    He who has a pretty looking wife has to keep a hawk eye also on the watchman of his house.

  2. Torbjorn Loof:

    We're still pretty small, and people's need for home furnishings is there.

  3. House Speaker Paul Ryan:

    I think everyone is going to make spin that benefits their side. I think it's pretty obvious.

  4. Claude T Bissell:

    Yearning is not only a good way to go crazy but also a pretty good place to hide out from hard truth.

  5. Gil Cisneros:

    I told her,' Thank you very much for calling' and that was pretty much it, and we'll probably talk later.

Images & Illustrations of pretty

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