Definition of Prettifying

1. Verb. (present participle of prettify) ¹



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Definition of Prettifying

1. prettify [v] - See also: prettify

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prettifying

pretrimmed
pretrimming
pretrims
prettied
prettier
pretties
prettiest
prettification
prettifications
prettified
prettifier
prettifiers
prettifies
prettiful
prettify
prettifying (current term)
prettily
prettiness
prettinesses
pretty
pretty-faced wallaby
pretty-pretty
pretty-print
pretty as a picture
pretty boy
pretty boys
pretty much
pretty penny

Literary usage of Prettifying

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1. Poetry by Modern Poetry Association (1921)
"... unfit for his chosen subject; and therefore a false presentation, a mere prettifying and belittling, of the wild epic grandeur of our pioneer history. ..."

2. Studies in Seven Arts by Arthur Symons (1906)
"Take ' The Happy Warrior,' which is again a popular favourite. Here there is a certain touch of sentimentality, the prettifying of an ..."

3. Contemporary Composers by Daniel Gregory Mason (1918)
"ments" of folk-song which consist in a general prettifying of its homely simplicity with all the refinements and luxuries of sophisticated musical technique ..."

4. The Classic Point of View: Six Lectures on Painting Delivered on the Scammon by Kenyon Cox (1911)
"... with its apparent idealization which amounts to no more than the prettifying of studio models— this is the drawing most trying to the soul of any one ..."

5. Forces in Fiction: And Other Essays by Richard Burton (1902)
"He had an instinctive feeling that it was sham, make-believe, a lying about life or a prettifying of life for the amusement of the idle rich. ..."

6. American Painting and Its Tradition: As Represented by Inness, Wyant, Martin by John Charles Van Dyke (1919)
"There is no romance of mood, no reflective musing, no idealizing or prettifying of the likeness. All phases of fashionable life have come to his studio and ..."

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