Which noun is beautiful


[ byoo-tuh-fuhl ]

/ ˈbyu tə fəl /



having beauty; possessing qualities that give great pleasure or satisfaction to see, hear, think about, etc.; delighting the senses or mind: a beautiful dress; a beautiful speech.

excellent of its kind: a beautiful putt on the seventh hole; The chef served us a beautiful roast of beef.

wonderful; very pleasing or satisfying.


the concept of beauty (usually preceded by the).

(used with a plural verb)beautiful things or people collectively (usually preceded by the): the good and the beautiful.

the ideal of beauty (usually preceded by the): to strive to attain the beautiful.


wonderful; fantastic: You got two front-row seats? Beautiful!

extraordinary; incredible: used ironically: Your car broke down in the middle of the freeway? Beautiful!

Words nearby beautiful

beauport, beauregard, beaut, beauteous, beautician, beautiful, beautiful people, beautifully, beautify, beauty, beauty contest

Origin of beautiful

First recorded in 1520–30;beauty + -ful


beau·ti·ful·ly, adverbbeau·ti·ful·ness, nounun·beau·ti·ful, adjectiveun·beau·ti·ful·ly, adverb

synonym study for beautiful

1. Beautiful,handsome,lovely,pretty refer to a pleasing appearance. A person or thing that is beautiful has perfection of form, color, etc., or noble and spiritual qualities: a beautiful landscape, a beautiful woman.Handsome often implies stateliness or pleasing proportion and symmetry: a handsome man. That which is lovely is beautiful but in a warm and endearing way: a lovely smile.Pretty implies a moderate but noticeable beauty, especially in that which is small or of minor importance: a pretty child.

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Examples from the Web for beautiful

  • Its beautifully aged wooden exterior houses traditional floor seating and beautiful gardens typical of the area.

    Inside The World’s 10 Oldest Restaurants|Justin Jones|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • She lifted the dress, and the beautiful pearl ornaments, and held them up to the light.

    The Fatal Glove|Clara Augusta Jones Trask

  • Yet, the next morning, when I went down upon the shore, how beautiful it looked—the hypocrite!

    Sketches in Canada, and rambles among the red men|Anna Brownell Jameson

  • Over in her corner, between young Billings and the interloper, Stuart, Sue was having a beautiful time.

    Blue Bonnet in Boston|Caroline E. Jacobs

  • His face was so beautiful in the moonlight that the little Swallow was filled with pity.

    Children's Literature|Charles Madison Curry

  • It was a perfect lagoon island, consisting of a circle of land of a light clay colour, the lagoon of a beautiful blue tint.

    The Cruise of the Dainty|William H. G. Kingston

British Dictionary definitions for beautiful



possessing beauty; aesthetically pleasing

highly enjoyable; very pleasantthe party was beautiful

Derived forms of beautiful

beautifulness, noun

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Words related to beautiful

alluring, cute, fascinating, magnificent, marvelous, graceful, fine, dazzling, superb, wonderful, delightful, pretty, grand, lovely, gorgeous, stunning, charming, good-looking, delicate, handsome