beauty

Ah, beauty. Anything that has it pleases the senses, like a delicious scent, a perfect piece of pie, or a gorgeous person walking by.

A noun describing an incredibly pleasing or harmonious quality or feature, beauty is hard to describe. Sure, super models and classical paintings exhibit beauty. But so do well designed sports cars and perfectly executed soccer goals. Belle found beauty in the Beast, astrologers find beauty in the stars, and arachnologists find beauty in giant hairy spiders. So that's why many people say that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder."

Definitions of beauty
  1. noun
    the qualities that give pleasure to the senses
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    Antonyms:
    ugliness
    qualities of appearance that do not give pleasure to the senses
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    raw beauty
    beauty that is stark and powerfully impressive
    glory, resplendence, resplendency
    brilliant radiant beauty
    exquisiteness
    extreme beauty of a delicate sort
    picturesqueness
    visually vivid and pleasing
    pleasingness
    an agreeable beauty that gives pleasure or enjoyment
    pulchritude
    physical beauty (especially of a woman)
    glamor, glamour
    alluring beauty or charm (often with sex-appeal)
    beauteousness, comeliness, fairness, loveliness
    the quality of being good looking and attractive
    cuteness, prettiness
    the quality of being appealing in a delicate or graceful way (of a girl or young woman)
    good looks, handsomeness
    the quality of having regular well-defined features (especially of a man)
    attractiveness
    sexual allure
    adorability, adorableness
    extreme attractiveness
    animal magnetism, beguilement, bewitchery
    magnetic personal charm
    charisma, personal appeal, personal magnetism
    a personal attractiveness or interestingness that enables you to influence others
    curvaceousness, shapeliness, voluptuousness
    the quality of having a well-rounded body
    desirability, desirableness, oomph, sex appeal
    attractiveness to the opposite sex
    appeal, appealingness, charm
    attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
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    attractiveness in appearance or dress or manner
    type of:
    appearance, visual aspect
    outward or visible aspect of a person or thing
  2. noun
    an outstanding example of its kind
    “his roses were beauties
    synonyms: beaut
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    type of:
    example, exemplar, good example, model
    something to be imitated
  3. noun
    a very attractive or seductive looking woman
    synonyms: dish, knockout, looker, lulu, mantrap, peach, ravisher, smasher, stunner, sweetheart
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    type of:
    adult female, woman
    an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
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