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, 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"
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.).
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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Spoken Corpus Frequency
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
Examples of pretty in a Sentence
I will not call into question the credentials of a physician who conducted a medical examination of Mr. Trump, that must have been a pretty interesting appointment.
We’re pretty busy, but we certainly could be lured into a new path.
The global oil industry didn't really worry or think about trade issues. Now, trade issues are moving really pretty fast up the agenda.
The press had had pretty free rein in the Vietnam War ... to run around where we want, go anywhere, see anything, but once the war was over, (there was a) feeling that it was the media that helped to lose (America) the war. We didn't.
It's part of the iconography of American film, it's one of the three or four greatest movies ever made, and if you get to do that in your career, you're pretty lucky.
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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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