Definition of Lovely

1. Noun. A very pretty girl who works as a photographer's model.

Exact synonyms: Cover Girl, Pin-up
Generic synonyms: Photographer's Model



2. Adjective. Appealing to the emotions as well as the eye.
Similar to: Beautiful
Derivative terms: Loveliness

3. Adjective. Lovable especially in a childlike or naive way.
Exact synonyms: Adorable, Endearing
Similar to: Lovable, Loveable
Derivative terms: Adorability, Adorableness, Adore, Loveliness

Definition of Lovely

1. a. Having such an appearance as excites, or is fitted to excite, love; beautiful; charming; very pleasing in form, looks, tone, or manner.

2. adv. In a manner to please, or to excite love.

Definition of Lovely

1. Adjective. (obsolete) Inspiring actual love ¹

2. Adjective. Evoking love-like, happy emotions by aesthetic or similar endearing qualities. ¹

3. Adjective. Very nice, wonderful in a general sense. ¹

4. Adjective. (obsolete) Loving, filled with love ¹

5. Noun. An attractive, lovely person, especially a (professional) beauty. ¹

6. Noun. A lovely object ¹

7. Adjective. Worthy to be praised. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lovely

1. beautiful [adj -LIER, -LIEST] / a beautiful woman [n -LIES] - See also: beautiful

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lovely

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lovelight
lovelike
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lovelings
lovelock
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lovelorn
lovelornness
lovelornnesses
lovely (current term)
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lovemobiles
lovemonger
lovemongers
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Literary usage of Lovely

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

1. Our Mutual Friend by Charles ( Dickens (1865)
"My dear, jou most unquestionably are a lovely woman," said the cherub, ... Your lovely woman was told her fortune to night on her way home. ..."

2. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1878)
"... SONS follow the lovely " Baby's Opera" with a still more lovely book by the same ... lovely ..."

3. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"OLIVER GOLDSMITH [1728-1774] WHEN lovely WOMAN STOOPS WHEN lovely woman stoops to folly And finds too late that men betray, — What charm can soothe her ..."

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