Definition of handsom
1. handsome [ a ] pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
Examples: "a fine-looking woman" "a good-looking man" "better-looking than her sister" "very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome"- Thackeray
(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)
And this handsome booby , staring and sweating , was he her bridegroom ?
(John Dos Passos, Midcentury....)
First thing I knew he was in the kitchenette cooking_up the breakfast and I was handing Eileen her coffee-cup and she was lying there handsome as a queen among her courtiers .
(Sallie Bingham, "Moving Day," The Atlantic...)
Winston watched him hurry down the drive to his car ; a handsome , fine-looking man it made him proud to see .
(Richard Ferber, Bitter Valley....)
And he was handsome , despite the long thin scar that slanted across his cheek .Synonyms handsome fine-looking better-looking good-looking well-favoured well-favored Related Terms beautiful
2. handsome [ a ] pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
Examples: "a fine-looking woman" "a good-looking man" "better-looking than her sister" "very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome"- Thackeray "our southern women
3. handsome [ a ] given or giving freely
Examples: "was a big tipper" "the bounteous goodness of God" "bountiful compliments" "a freehanded host" "a handsome allowance" "Saturday's child is loving and giving" "a liberal backer of the arts" "a munificent gift"
(Chicago Daily Tribune...)
It is truly odd and ironic that the most handsome and impressive film yet made from Miguel_de_Cervantes ' `` Don_Quixote '' is the brilliant Russian spectacle , done in wide_screen and color , which opened yesterday at the Fifty-fifth_Street and Sixty-eighth_Street_Playhouses .
(Marvin Schiller, "The Sheep's in the Meadow,"...)
Like Eliot , in my fantasies , I had a proud bearing and , with a skill that was vaguely continental , I would lead Jessica through an evening of dancing and handsome descriptions of my newest exploits , would guide her gently to the night 's climax which , in my dreams , was always represented by our almost suffocating one another to death with deep , moist kisses burning with love .Synonyms handsome liberal bountiful freehanded bighearted giving bounteous openhanded big Related Terms generous
4. Handsome [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 30307Synonyms Handsome
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