Definition of Prettiness

1. Noun. The quality of being appealing in a delicate or graceful way (of a girl or young woman).

Exact synonyms: Cuteness
Generic synonyms: Beauty
Derivative terms: Cute, Pretty



Definition of Prettiness

1. n. The quality or state of being pretty; -- used sometimes in a disparaging sense.

Definition of Prettiness

1. Noun. The quality of being pretty. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prettiness

1. [n -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Prettiness

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

Literary usage of Prettiness

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

1. The Lover's Lexicon: A Handbook for Novelists, Playwrights, Philosophers by Frederick Greenwood (1893)
"While Passion is put to the blush by the company it is forced to keep now-a-days, prettiness carries its dainty little head in the highest quarters with a ..."

2. Rupert Brooke: A Memoir by Edward Howard Marsh (1922)
"... to favour and to prettiness.' So I'm extra keen about the places where I think that thought and passion are, however clumsily, not so transmuted. ..."

3. Erasmus in Praise of Folly: With Portrait, Life of Erasmus, and His Epistle by Desiderius Erasmus (1922)
"... their prettiness does then soon decay, their briskness flags, their humors stagnate, their jollity ceases, and their blood grows cold ; and the farther ..."

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