beautiful

The adjective beautiful describes a thing that is pleasing to the senses. A field of wildflowers, a colorful sunset, and an abstract sculpture could all be considered beautiful.

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
  1. adjective
    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
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    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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  2. adjective
    (of weather) highly enjoyable
    “what a beautiful day”
    Synonyms:
    pleasant
    affording pleasure; being in harmony with your taste or likings
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