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1. pretty [ r ] intensifier, as in "pretty big"
Examples: "pretty bad" (`jolly' is used informally in Britain as in "jolly decent of him")

Used in print:

(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"

Used in print:

(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"

Used in print:

(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 18985

Synonyms Pretty

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