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n., pl. -ties.
2. a proponent of aestheticism.
- (He was) all beauty, as the sun is all light —Phyllis Bottome
- Beautiful and faded like an old opera tune played upon a harpsichord —Amy Lowell
- Beautiful and freckled as a tiger lily —O. Henry
- Beautiful as a feather in one’s cap —Thomas Carlyle
- (He is) beautiful as a law of chemistry —Robert Penn Warren
- Beautiful as a motherless fawn —Bruce De Silva
- Beautiful as an angel —William Paterson
- Beautiful as an icon —Rachel Ingalls
- Beautiful as an illusion —Angela Carter
- Beautiful as a prince in a fairy story —Mary Lee Settle
- Beautiful as a rainbow —John Dryden
- Beautiful as a well-handled tool —Stephen Vincent Benét
- Beautiful as a woman’s blush and as evanescent too —Letitia Landon
- (For he was) beautiful as day —Lord Byron
- Beautiful as fire —Ambrose Bierce
- Beautiful as honey poured from a jar —People book review
- (There was a woman) beautiful as morning —Percy Bysshe Shelley
- Beautiful as nature in the spring —O. S. Wondersford
- Beautiful as sky and earth —John Greenleaf Whittier
- (She was as) beautiful as the devil, and twice as dangerous —Dashiell Hammett
- Beautiful as youth —Dollie Radford
- Beautiful … like a dream of youth —Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
- Beauty … extraordinary, as if it were painted —Anita Brookner
- Beauty in a woman’s face, like sweetness in a woman’s lips, is a matter of taste —M. W. Little
- Beauty is as good as ready money —German proverb
- Beauty is striking as deformity is striking —Edmund Burke
- Beauty, like a lantern’s light, will shine outward from within him —George Garrett
- Beauty … like fine cutlery —John Gardner
- Donned beauty like a robe —Iris Murdoch
- Exquisite as the jam of the gods —Tennessee Williams
- Fair as a lily —Diaphenia
One of the most popular and enduring flower/beauty comparisons.
- Fair as any rose —Christina Rossetti
- Fair as a star —William Wordsworth
- Fair as heaven or freedom won —Algernon Charles Swinburne
- Fair as is the rose in May —Geoffrey Chaucer
- Fair as marble —Percy Bysshe Shelley
- Fairer than the morning star —Oscar Wilde
- A fair face without a fair soul is like a glass eye that shines and sees nothing —John Stuart Blackie
- Gorgeous as Aladdin’s cave —Eleanor Mercein Kelly
- (In the dingy park) her beauty fled as swiftly as the marmalade kitten had leapt from her grasp —William Trevor
- Her beauty was as cool as this damp breeze, as the moist softness of her own lips —F. Scott Fitzgerald
- He’s as pretty as those long-defunct lover-gods —Charles Simic
- (A novel that would be as) lovely as a Persian carpet, and as unreal —Oscar Wilde
- Lovely as Spring’s first rose —William Wordsworth
- Lovely as the evening moon —Amy Lowell
- Outstanding beauty, like outstanding gifts of any kind, tends to get in the way of normal emotional development, and thus of that particular success in life which we call happiness —Milton R. Sapirstein
- Pretty as a diamond flush —Alfred Henry Lewis
- (Face …) pretty as a greeting card —Donald E. Westlake
- Pretty as a new-laid egg —American colloquialism, attributed to Midwest
- (There sat Mary) pretty as a rose —Jump Rope Rhyme
- Pretty as a spotted pony —American colloquialism, attributed to Southeast
- Pretty as a spotted pup —Mary Hood
- Pretty as a wax doll —Katherine Mansfield
- Pretty as the carved face on a … cameo —Davis Grubb
- Pretty like children on their birthdays —Truman Capote
- Shed beauty like winter trees —George Garrett
- She walks in beauty like the night —Lord Byron
A timeless and much quoted Byron line. It continues with “Of cloudless nights and starry skies.”
- She was lovely as a flower, and, like a flower, she passed away —Richard Le Gallienne
- There is in true beauty, as in courage, something which narrow souls cannot dare to admire —William Congreve
In the original manuscript of The Old Bachelor the word ‘something’ was ‘somewhat.’
- A thing of beauty is a joy forever —John Keats
A Keats classic that embodies the rule that when it comes to including or implying ‘like’ or ‘as,’ discretion is best.
|Noun||1.||beauty - the qualities that give pleasure to the senses|
raw beauty - beauty that is stark and powerfully impressive
exquisiteness - extreme beauty of a delicate sort
picturesqueness - visually vivid and pleasing
pleasingness - an agreeable beauty that gives pleasure or enjoyment; "the liveliness and pleasingness of dark eyes"- T.N. Carver
pulchritude - physical beauty (especially of a woman)
cuteness, prettiness - the quality of being appealing in a delicate or graceful way (of a girl or young woman)
good looks, handsomeness - the quality of having regular well-defined features (especially of a man)
attractiveness - sexual allure
ugliness - qualities of appearance that do not give pleasure to the senses
|2.||beauty - a very attractive or seductive looking woman|
|3.||beauty - an outstanding example of its kind; "his roses were beauties"; "when I make a mistake it's a beaut"|
attractiveness ugliness, unpleasantness, repulsiveness, unseemliness
advantage disadvantage, flaw, detraction
"A thing of beauty is a joy forever;"
"Its loveliness increases; it will never"
"Pass into nothingness" [John Keats Endymion]
"If you get simple beauty and nought else,"
"You get about the best thing God invents" [Robert Browning Fra Lippo Lippi]
"`Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' - that is all"
"Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know" [John Keats Ode on a Grecian Urn]
"The truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is" [Nadine Gordimer A Bolter and the Invincible Summer]
"It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness" [Leo Tolstoy The Kreutzer Sonata]
"Beauty vanishes; beauty passes" [Walter de la Mare Epitaph]
"Beauty is a precious trace that eternity causes to appear to us and that it takes away from us" [Eugène Ionesco Present Past - Past Present]
"Beauty is the moment of transition, as if the form were just ready to flow into other forms" [Ralph Waldo Emerson The Conduct of Life]
"Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man" [Fedor Dostoevsky The Brothers Karamazov]
"All changed, changed utterly;"
"A terrible beauty is born" [W.B. Yeats Easter 1916]
"Beauty is feared, more than death" [William Carlos Williams Paterson]
"Beauty halts and freezes the melting flux of nature" [Camille Paglia Sexual Personae]
"Beauty is no quality in things themselves. It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them" [David Hume Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary]
"Ask a toad what is beauty ...; he will answer that it is a female with two great round eyes coming out of her little head, a large flat mouth, a yellow belly and a brown back" [Voltaire Philosophical Dictionary]
"I always say beauty is only sin deep" [Saki (H.H. Munro) Reginald]
"Beauty is nothing other than the promise of happiness" [Stendhal On Love]
"beauty: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband" [Ambrose Bierce The Devil's Dictionary]
"Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?" [George Bernard Shaw Man and Superman]
"Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it" [W.Somerset Maugham Cakes and Ale]
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder"
"Beauty is only skin deep"
the beauty of it is that → lo mejor de esto es que ...
that's the beauty of it → eso es lo que tiene de bueno
beauty is in the eye of the beholder → todo es según el cristal con que se mira
beauty is only skin-deep → la belleza no lo es todo, la belleza es algo sólo superficial
isn't he a little beauty? (= child) → ¡mira qué rico es el niño!
she's no beauty → no es ninguna belleza
Beauty and the Beast → la Bella y la Bestia
it's a beauty → es una preciosidad
that was a beauty! (= stroke etc) → ¡qué golpe más fino!
beauty consultant N → esteticista mf
beauty cream N → crema f de belleza
beauty editor N → directora f de la sección de belleza
beauty parlour, beauty parlor (US) N → salón m de belleza
beauty product N → producto m de belleza
beauty queen N → reina f de la belleza
beauty salon N → salón m de belleza
beauty sleep N (hum) → primer sueño m
I need my beauty sleep → necesito dormir mis horas (para luego estar bien)
beauty spot N (on face) → lunar m postizo; (in country) → lugar m pintoresco
the beauties of the countryside → les beautés de la campagne
That's the beauty of it. Any fool can make this → Ce qu'il y a de bien, c'est que n'importe quel imbécile peut le faire.
My mother was no beauty → Ma mère n'était pas une beauté.beauty competition n → concours m de beautébeauty contest n → concours m de beautébeauty pageant n (US) → concours m de beautébeauty parlour (British) beauty parlor (US) n → institut m de beautébeauty queen n → reine f de beautébeauty salon n → institut m de beautébeauty shop n (US) → institut m de beautébeauty sleep n → sommeil m réparateur (qui restaure la beauté)
to need one's beauty sleep
I need my beauty sleep → Il me faut ma dose de sommeil.
to get one's beauty sleep → récupérer en dormantbeauty spot n
beautyin cpds → Schönheits-;
beauty is in the eye of the beholder → non è bello ciò che è bello, è bello ciò che piace
the beauty of it is that ... → il bello è che...
his car's a beauty! (fam) → ha una macchina che è una meraviglia or una bellezza!