Definition of prety
1. pretty [ r ] intensifier, as in "pretty big"
Examples: "pretty bad" (`jolly' is used informally in Britain as in "jolly decent of him")
(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)
After_all , we did pretty well in some other areas of the Olympics competition .
(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)
An examination of some forty catalogs of schools offering courses in interior_design , for_the_most_part schools accredited by membership in the National_Association_of_Schools_of_Art , and a further `` on_the_spot '' inspection of a number of schools , show their courses adhere pretty closely to the recommendations .
(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)
The material of the Porter film is simplicity itself ; much of_it has continued to be used over the years and the heart of_it - good_guys and bad_guys in the old West - pretty well dominated television toward the end of the 1950's .
(Francis Pollini, Night....)
He had been pretty scared himself , wondering what_the_hell was coming_off .
I was the first to get my squad on_the_ball , and anybody thinkin it was easy is pretty damn dumb .Synonyms pretty jolly Related Terms UK colloquialism
2. pretty [ a ] pleasing by delicacy or grace; not imposing
Examples: "pretty girl" "pretty song" "pretty room"
(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)
Just before game time , Robinson 's pretty wife , Connie informed him that an addition to the family can be expected late next summer .
(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)
The music which La^utner has composed for this episode is for_the_most_part `` rather pretty and perfectly banal '' .
(John Cheever, "The Brigadier and the Golf Widow,"...)
Her hair was dyed , and her bloom was fading , and she must have been crowding forty , but she seemed to be one of those women who cling_to the manners and graces of a pretty child of eight .
(Frieda Arkin, "The Light of the Sea," in The...)
There was the day Uncle_Izaak had , in an unexpected grandiose gesture , handed_over the pretty sloop to Abel for_keeps , on_condition that he never fail to let his brother accompany him whenever the younger boy wished .
(Evan Esar, Humorous English; a guide to comic ,...)
`` '' Do you see that pretty girl standing next to the car with slacks on `` ?Synonyms pretty Related Terms beautiful
3. pretty [ a ] (used ironically) unexpectedly bad
Examples: "a pretty mess" "a pretty kettle of fish"
(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)
There 'd been a pretty bad incident back at the Marine base .
(Richard Ferber, Bitter Valley....)
He had forgotten that she was so pretty .
(Octavia Waldo, A Cup of the Sun....)
`` It 's not for making pretty speeches about Dante those actresses get paid so good '' .Synonyms pretty fine Related Terms irony bad
4. Pretty [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 18985Synonyms Pretty
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