beautiful

The adjective beautiful describes a thing that is pleasing to the senses. Most men think women are beautiful, and most women think babies are beautiful, but if you think you're beautiful, you might be vain.

The word beautiful is closely related to the words beauty and beautify, and you'll notice they all share the same beginning, beau-. Almost anything can be described as beautiful because, as the saying goes, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." So while you may think the brown spotted grass frog is unattractive, a scientist who spends all day studying them may think it's beautiful.

DEFINITIONS OF: beautiful

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adj delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration

“a beautiful child”
beautiful country”
“a beautiful painting”
“a beautiful theory”
“a beautiful party”
Synonyms
attractive
pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm
beauteous
(poetic )beautiful, especially to the sight
bonnie, bonny, comely, fair, sightly
very pleasing to the eye
dishy
(informal British) sexually attractive
exquisite
of extreme beauty
better-looking, fine-looking, good-looking, handsome, well-favored, well-favoured
pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
glorious, resplendent, splendid, splendiferous
having great beauty and splendor
gorgeous
dazzlingly beautiful
lovely
appealing to the emotions as well as the eye
picturesque
suggesting or suitable for a picture; pretty as a picture
pretty
pleasing by delicacy or grace; not imposing
pretty-pretty
ostentatiously or inappropriately pretty
pulchritudinous
used of persons only; having great physical beauty
ravishing
stunningly beautiful
scenic
used of locations; having beautiful natural scenery
stunning
strikingly beautiful or attractive
graceful
characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution
pleasing
giving pleasure and satisfaction
Antonyms:
ugly
displeasing to the senses
unattractive
lacking beauty or charm
disfigured
having the appearance spoiled
evil-looking
having an evil appearance
fugly
(slang) extremely ugly
grotesque, monstrous
distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous
hideous, repulsive
so extremely ugly as to be terrifying
ill-favored, ill-favoured
usually used of a face
scrofulous
having a diseased appearance resembling scrofula
unlovely, unpicturesque
without beauty or charm
unsightly
unpleasant to look at
awkward
lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance
displeasing
causing displeasure or lacking pleasing qualities
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adj (of weather) highly enjoyable

“what a beautiful day”
Synonyms
pleasant
affording pleasure; being in harmony with your taste or likings
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