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prettier, comparative; prettiest, superlative;
  1. Attractive in a delicate way without being truly beautiful or handsome
    • - a pretty little girl with an engaging grin
  2. Used ironically in expressions of annoyance or disgust
    • - it is a pretty state of affairs when a young fellow prefers the company of Italian fiddlers to taking possession of his own first command
  1. Make pretty or attractive
    • - she'll be all prettied up and ready to go in an hour
  1. An attractive thing, typically a pleasing but unnecessary accessory
    • - he buys her lots of pretties—bangles and rings and things
  2. Used to refer in a condescending way to an attractive person, usually a girl or a woman
    • - six pretties in sequined leotards
  1. To a moderately high degree; fairly
    • - he looked pretty fit for his age

  1. pleasing by delicacy or grace; not imposing; "pretty girl"; "pretty song"; "pretty room"
  2. reasonably: to a moderately sufficient extent or degree; "pretty big"; "pretty bad"; "jolly decent of him"; "the shoes are priced reasonably"; "he is fairly clever with computers"
  3. (used ironically) unexpectedly bad; "a pretty mess"; "a pretty kettle of fish"
  4. (prettily) in a pretty manner; "all this is most prettily done"
  5. Pretty (or I Feel Pretty) is a television advertisement launched in 2006 by Nike, Inc. to promote its Nike Women brand of sportswear. The 60-second spot was handled by advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy in Portland, Oregon. ...
  6. From a Basement on the Hill is the sixth studio album by the late singer-songwriter Elliott Smith. Released posthumously on October 19, 2004 by ANTI- Records in CD, double LP, and digital download, it peaked at #19 in the US and #41 in the UK.
  7. Pretties is the second book of the Uglies Trilogy written by Scott Westerfeld.
  8. Something that is pretty; To make pretty; to beautify; Cunning; clever, skilful. [from 9th c.]; Pleasant in sight or other senses; attractive, especially of women or children. [from 15th c.]; Of objects or things: nice-looking, appealing. [from 15th c. ...
  9. (“Pretties”) refers on a film set to the hair, makeup, and wardrobe departments”, but on the street mean a girls’ friends when they go to the bathroom together to freshen up.
  10. Pretty, when used as an adverb to tone down or moderate a statement ("pretty cold weather"), is avoided in formal writing, so using it in correspondence will lend an informal tone.
  11. A descriptor indicating a wine that is attractive for its delicacy and finesse.
  12. à a girl (or boy) who is good-looking
  13. Soon enough, he found more to admire.
  14. In the run up to the 2006 U.S. Open, Nike began running Pretty, a television advertisement featuring Maria Sharapova. The ad was a popular and critical success, and went on to win several of the industry's top awards, including two Cannes Gold Lions.
  15. and attractive (adjective)