Definition of Pretty much

1. Adverb. To some degree. "We were pretty much lost when we met the forest ranger"

Definition of Pretty much

1. Adverb. Almost completely; very nearly; mostly. ¹



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pretty Much

prettifiers
prettifies
prettiful
prettify
prettifying
prettily
prettiness
prettinesses
pretty
pretty-faced wallaby
pretty-pretty
pretty-print
pretty as a picture
pretty boy
pretty boys
pretty much (current term)
pretty penny
pretty pictures
pretty please
pretty please with sugar on top
pretty up
prettying
prettyish
prettyism
prettyisms
pretulite
pretumor
pretype

Literary usage of Pretty much

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

1. A Journal of the Proceedings in Georgia, Beginning October 20, 1737: By by William Stephens (1906)
"... myself also pretty much discomposed and fatigued, I sent him his Packet by Mr. Hawkins, and asked his Leave to wait on him in the Morning; whereupon he ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... pretty much the same may be said of the juveniles of Sarah Kirby Trimmer, a more famous writer of the Sunday School group, who has been called the ..."

3. The Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States by United States Dept. of State, Francis Wharton, John Bassett Moore (1889)
"... and driven back through New Jersey to New York with considerable loss in three engagements, so that the campaign will probably end pretty much as it ..."

4. Speeches, Correspondence and Political Papers of Carl Schurz by Carl Schurz (1913)
"I have pretty much given up public speaking, partly for physical reasons. I am very much disinclined to make promises reaching far ahead, ..."

5. A Journal of the Proceedings in Georgia, Beginning October 20, 1737: By by William Stephens (1906)
"... myself also pretty much discomposed and fatigued, I sent him his Packet by Mr. Hawkins, and asked his Leave to wait on him in the Morning; whereupon he ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... pretty much the same may be said of the juveniles of Sarah Kirby Trimmer, a more famous writer of the Sunday School group, who has been called the ..."

7. The Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States by United States Dept. of State, Francis Wharton, John Bassett Moore (1889)
"... and driven back through New Jersey to New York with considerable loss in three engagements, so that the campaign will probably end pretty much as it ..."

8. Speeches, Correspondence and Political Papers of Carl Schurz by Carl Schurz (1913)
"I have pretty much given up public speaking, partly for physical reasons. I am very much disinclined to make promises reaching far ahead, ..."

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