Definition of Better-looking

1. Adjective. Pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion. "Our southern women are well-favored"

Exact synonyms: Fine-looking, Good-looking, Handsome, Well-favored, Well-favoured
Similar to: Beautiful
Derivative terms: Handsomeness

Definition of Better-looking

1. Adjective. (comparative of good-looking) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Better-looking

better-looking (current term)
better an egg today than a hen tomorrow
better half
better halves
better late than never
better light
better off
better off(p)
better safe than sorry
better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick
better than nothing
better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all
better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness

Literary usage of Better-looking

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1886)
"Rarely does a house strike one as being specially marked or better looking than its neighbors ; more substantial, certainly, some of them are, and yet there ..."

2. An Uncensored Diary from the Central Empires by Ernesta Drinker Bullitt (1917)
"... who could have provided her with much better-looking clothes, and more of them, than Count B . She went home in a rage and told the Count, ..."

3. The Story-life of Lincoln: A Biography Composed of Five Hundred True Stories by Wayne Whipple (1908)
"... ELECTED, INAUGURATED 6o1 "I'm the Longest, but McClellan's Better Looking" One evening in September, 1864, I was invited by a few friends to go with ..."

4. Fraser's Magazine by Thomas Carlyle (1856)
"Good heavens ! it was the man I had seen in the park so often, if possible, better looking with, his hat off than I had thought him in his morning costume, ..."

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