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beauteous

[byoo-tee-uh s, -tyuh s] /ˈbyu ti əs, -tyəs/
adjective, Chiefly Literary.
1.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see beauty, -ous
Related forms
beauteously, adverb
beauteousness, noun
unbeauteous, adjective
unbeauteously, adverb
unbeauteousness, noun
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  • The torture itself is abstract and beauteous, a torture which makes its own world rather than to accept a world which is given.
  • Yet in this unbearably hot and dry environment several hundred beauteous plants thrive and multiply.
British Dictionary definitions for beauteous

beauteous

/ˈbjuːtɪəs/
adjective
1.
a poetic word for beautiful
Derived Forms
beauteously, adverb
beauteousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for beauteous
adj.

mid-15c., from beauty + -ous. Now mostly limited to poetry and displaced elsewhere by beautiful. Related: Beauteously; beauteousness.

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