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pretty  

  ( prettier    comparative)   ( prettiest    superlative  )
1       adj   If you describe someone, especially a girl, as pretty, you mean that they look nice and are attractive in a delicate way.  
She's a very charming and very pretty girl.     
   prettily             adv  
She smiled again, prettily.     
  prettiness      n-uncount  
Her prettiness had been much admired.     
2       adj   A place or a thing that is pretty is attractive and pleasant, in a charming but not particularly unusual way.  
Whitstable is still a very pretty little town.     
  prettily      adv  
The living-room was prettily decorated.     
  prettiness      n-uncount  
...shells of quite unbelievable prettiness.     
3       adv   You can use pretty before an adjective or adverb to mean `quite' or `rather'.  
INFORMAL   ADV adj/adv  
I had a pretty good idea what she was going to do..., Pretty soon after my arrival I found lodgings.     
4    Pretty much or pretty well means `almost'.  
INFORMAL  
pretty much/pretty well      phrase  
His new government looks pretty much like the old one...     
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pretty     ( prettier    comparative)   ( prettiest    superlative  )
1       adj   If you describe someone, especially a girl, as pretty, you mean that they look nice and are attractive in a delicate way.  
She's a very charming and very pretty girl.     
  prettily      adv  
She smiled again, prettily.     
  prettiness      n-uncount  
Her prettiness had been much admired.     
2       adj   A place or a thing that is pretty is attractive and pleasant, in a charming but not particularly unusual way.  
Whitstable is still a very pretty little town.     
  prettily      adv  
The living-room was prettily decorated.     
  prettiness      n-uncount  
...shells of quite unbelievable prettiness.     
3       adv   You can use pretty before an adjective or adverb to mean `quite' or `rather'.  
INFORMAL   ADV adj/adv  
I had a pretty good idea what she was going to do..., Pretty soon after my arrival I found lodgings.     
4    Pretty much or pretty well means `almost'.  
INFORMAL  
pretty much/pretty well      phrase  
His new government looks pretty much like the old one...     

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pretty  


      adj  
1    appealing, attractive, beautiful, bonny, charming, comely, cute, fair, good-looking, graceful, lovely, personable  
2    bijou, dainty, delicate, elegant, fine, neat, nice, pleasing, tasteful, trim  
      adv  
3      (informal)   fairly, kind of     (informal)   moderately, quite, rather, reasonably, somewhat  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    plain, ugly, unattractive, unshapely, unsightly  

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prettify, prettily, petty, prey

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exp.
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n.
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id.
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