DICT.TW Dictionary Taiwan

Search for:
[Show options]
[Pronunciation] [Help] [Database Info] [Server Info]

4 definitions found

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pret·ty /ˈprɪti, ˈpʊr ||ˈprʊ-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pret·ty a. [Compar. Prettier superl. Prettiest.]
 1. Pleasing by delicacy or grace; attracting, but not striking or impressing; of a pleasing and attractive form a color; having slight or diminutive beauty; neat or elegant without elevation or grandeur; pleasingly, but not grandly, conceived or expressed; as, a pretty face; a pretty flower; a pretty poem.
 This is the prettiest lowborn lass that ever
 Ran on the greensward.   --Shak.
 2. Moderately large; considerable; as, he had saved a pretty fortune. “Wavering a pretty while.”
 3. Affectedly nice; foppish; -- used in an ill sense.
    The pretty gentleman is the most complaisant in the world.   --Spectator.
 4. Mean; despicable; contemptible; -- used ironically; as, a pretty trick; a pretty fellow.
 5. Stout; strong and brave; intrepid; valiant. [Scot.]
    [He] observed they were pretty men, meaning not handsome.   --Sir W. Scott.
 Syn: -- Elegant; neat; fine. See Handsome.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pret·ty adv. In some degree; moderately; considerably; rather; almost; -- less emphatic than very; as, I am pretty sure of the fact; pretty cold weather.
    Pretty plainly professes himself a sincere Christian.   --Atterbury.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: pleasing by delicacy or grace; not imposing; "pretty girl";
             "pretty song"; "pretty room"
      2: (used ironically) unexpectedly bad; "a pretty mess"; "a
         pretty kettle of fish"
      adv : used as an intensifier (`jolly' is used informally in
            Britain); "pretty big"; "pretty bad"; "jolly decent of
            him" [syn: jolly]
      [also: prettied, prettiest, prettier]