beautiful

[byoo-tuh-fuhl]
adjective
1.
having beauty; possessing qualities that give great pleasure or satisfaction to see, hear, think about, etc.; delighting the senses or mind: a beautiful dress; a beautiful speech.
2.
excellent of its kind: a beautiful putt on the seventh hole; The chef served us a beautiful roast of beef.
3.
wonderful; very pleasing or satisfying.
noun
4.
the concept of beauty (usually preceded by the ).
5.
(used with a plural verb) beautiful things or people collectively (usually preceded by the ): the good and the beautiful.
6.
the ideal of beauty (usually preceded by the ): to strive to attain the beautiful.
interjection
7.
wonderful; fantastic: You got two front-row seats? Beautiful!
8.
extraordinary; incredible: used ironically: Your car broke down in the middle of the freeway? Beautiful!

Origin:
1520–30; beauty + -ful

beautifully, adverb
beautifulness, noun
unbeautiful, adjective
unbeautifully, adverb


1. comely, seemly, attractive, fair, beauteous. Beautiful, handsome, lovely, pretty refer to a pleasing appearance. A person or thing that is beautiful has perfection of form, color, etc., or noble and spiritual qualities: a beautiful landscape, a beautiful woman. Handsome often implies stateliness or pleasing proportion and symmetry: a handsome man. That which is lovely is beautiful but in a warm and endearing way: a lovely smile. Pretty implies a moderate but noticeable beauty, especially in that which is small or of minor importance: a pretty child.


1. ugly.
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beautiful (ˈbjuːtɪfʊl)
 
adj
1.  possessing beauty; aesthetically pleasing
2.  highly enjoyable; very pleasant: the party was beautiful
 
'beautifulness
 
n

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beautiful
1520s, from beauty + -ful. Beautiful people "the fashionable set" first attested 1964 in (where else?) "Vogue." House Beautiful is from "Pilgrim's Progress," where it is a proper name of a place
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Example sentences
Viewers who step into these boxes have the sense of being physically at the
  centre of a beautiful universe.
It's amazing how much there is to see on this beautiful earth of ours.
Buenos Aires is a beautiful city in a beautiful country.
That is a beautiful tree.
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