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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

Dictionnaire Collaboratif     Anglais pour Apprenants
adv. adj.
looking good; having a look that was obviously well taken care of.
e.g a very well put together woman (adj.) You look well put together (adj.)
exp.
expression used when nothing is going well
exp.
someone looking very well in the outfit he/she is wearing
[Slang] E.g.: You are a shape in a drape in this dress
exp.
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
n.
bien perdu, bien connu
n.
bien se tirer de
n.
bien attend qui parr attend
n.
à un chacun sent bon sa merde
exp.
puise quand la corde est au puits
exp.
croûte de pâté vaut bien pain
culture générale ce proverbe signifie que le meilleur peut remplacer le bon
n.
deux bêtes paissent bien en un pré
n.
gouverne toi bien pour gouverner le monde
n.
bien faire, et laisser dire
n.
c'est par le bien faire que se crée le bien_être
n.
bien servir fait amis et vrai dire ennemis
n.
du bois solide vaut mieux que du bois bien peint
n.
chacun son métier, les vaches seront bien gardées
n.
celui qui ignore que son lit est dur dort bien
n.
bien dire fait rire, bien faire fait taire
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