handsome


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hand·some

 (hăn′səm)
adj. hand·som·er, hand·som·est
1.
a. Pleasing in form or appearance, especially having strong or distinguished features: a handsome man; a woman with a handsome face.
b. Having stately or attractive proportions or appearance; impressive: a handsome manor; a sleek, handsome car. See Synonyms at beautiful.
2. Large in amount or measure; generous or considerable: a handsome reward; won by a handsome margin.
3. Marked by or requiring skill or dexterity: did some handsome maneuvers on the skating rink.
4. Appropriate or fitting: a handsome location for the new school.

[Middle English handsom, handy : hand, hand (from Old English) + -som, n. suff.; see -some1.]

hand′some·ly adv.
hand′some·ness n.

handsome

(ˈhændsəm)
adj
1. (of a man) good-looking, esp in having regular, pleasing, and well-defined features
2. (of a woman) fine-looking in a dignified way
3. well-proportioned, stately, or comely: a handsome room.
4. liberal or ample: a handsome allowance.
5. gracious or generous: a handsome action.
6. Southwest English pleasant: handsome weather.
n
Southwest English a term of endearment for a beloved person, esp in my handsome
[C15: handsom easily handled; compare Dutch handzaam; see hand, -some1]
ˈhandsomely adv
ˈhandsomeness n

hand•some

(ˈhæn səm)

adj. -som•er, -som•est.
1. having an attractive, well-proportioned, and imposing appearance suggestive of health and strength; good-looking: a handsome boy; a handsome couple.
2. having pleasing proportions or arrangements, as of shapes or colors; attractive: a handsome interior.
3. considerable, ample, or liberal in amount: a handsome fortune.
4. gracious; generous: a handsome compliment.
5. adroit; graceful: a handsome speech.
[1350–1400; Middle English handsom easy to handle (see hand, -some1)]
hand′some•ly, adv.
hand′some•ness, n.
syn: See beautiful.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.handsome - pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportionhandsome - pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion; "a fine-looking woman"; "a good-looking man"; "better-looking than her sister"; "very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome"- Thackeray; "our southern women are well-favored"- Lillian Hellman
beautiful - delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration; "a beautiful child"; "beautiful country"; "a beautiful painting"; "a beautiful theory"; "a beautiful party"
2.handsome - given or giving freelyhandsome - given or giving freely; "was a big tipper"; "the bounteous goodness of God"; "bountiful compliments"; "a freehanded host"; "a handsome allowance"; "Saturday's child is loving and giving"; "a liberal backer of the arts"; "a munificent gift"; "her fond and openhanded grandfather"
generous - willing to give and share unstintingly; "a generous donation"

handsome

adjective
2. generous, large, princely, liberal, considerable, lavish, ample, abundant, plentiful, bountiful, sizable or sizeable They will make a handsome profit on the property.
generous mean, small, base, cheap, selfish, meagre, stingy, miserly, ungenerous
Proverbs
"Handsome is as handsome does"

handsome

adjective
2. Characterized by bounteous giving:
Translations
كبير، سَخِيوَسِيموَسيم، جَميل الطَّلْعَه
hezkýpěknýpohledný
smukanseligflotklækkelig
komea
zgodan
myndarlegurmyndarlegur, ríflegur
ハンサムな
잘 생긴
gražumas
glītsizskatīgskrietnsprāvs
čeden
stilig
หล่อ
yakışıklıbüyük miktarda
đẹp trai

handsome

[ˈhænsəm] ADJ (handsomer (compar) (handsomest (superl)))
1. (= attractive) [man] → guapo, bien parecido; [building, house, furniture] → bello, espléndido
a tall boy with a handsome faceun chico alto y guapo de cara
a handsome womanuna mujer or señora de bandera, una buena moza (LAm)
a handsome animalun magnífico animal
2. (= considerable) [fortune, profit] → cuantioso; [salary, sum] → generoso, espléndido; [increase, rise] → importante
to make a handsome profit (on sth)conseguir cuantiosos beneficios (de algo)
3. (= convincing) [win, victory] → amplio, holgado

handsome

[ˈhænsəm] adj
(= good-looking) [man] → beau(belle); [woman] → beau(belle)
He's very handsome → Il est très beau.
[profit] → considérable; [salary] → bon(ne); [gift] → généreux/euse
[win, victory] → beau(belle)

handsome

adj
(= good-looking) man, womangut aussehend; (= well-built)stattlich; face, featuresattraktiv; animal, building, place, furnitureschön; (= elegant)elegant; (= imposing)stattlich, imposant; he is handsome/has a handsome faceer sieht gut aus; handsome is as handsome does (Prov) → edel ist, wer edel handelt
(= large) profit, return, increase, salaryansehnlich; rewardgroßzügig; sumstolz, stattlich; win, victorydeutlich, entscheidend; a handsome 57 per centansehnliche 57 Prozent; to win a handsome victoryüberlegen gewinnen

handsome

[ˈhænsəm] adj (-r (comp) (-st (superl))) (gen) → bello/a; (salary) → buono/a; (considerable, profit, fortune) → considerevole, grosso/a; (reward) → generoso/a

handsome

(ˈhӕnsəm) adjective
1. (usually of men) good-looking. a handsome prince.
2. very large; generous. He gave a handsome sum of money to charity.
ˈhandsomely adverb
ˈhandsomeness noun

handsome

وَسِيم pohledný smuk gut aussehend γοητευτικός bien parecido komea beau zgodan attraente ハンサムな 잘 생긴 knap flott przystojny bonito привлекательный stilig หล่อ yakışıklı đẹp trai 英俊的

handsome

a. guapo-a, hermoso-a, distinguido-a.
References in classic literature ?
the girl that your la'ship saw at church on Sunday, whom you thought so handsome; though you would not have thought her so handsome neither, if you had seen her nearer, but to be sure she hath been carried before the justice for being big with child.
He's very handsome," whispered Rebecca to Amelia, rather loud.
For a few days, every morning visit in Highbury included some mention of the handsome letter Mrs.
Then followed the history and rise of the ancient and respectable family, in the usual terms; how it had been first settled in Cheshire; how mentioned in Dugdale, serving the office of high sheriff, representing a borough in three successive parliaments, exertions of loyalty, and dignity of baronet, in the first year of Charles II, with all the Marys and Elizabeths they had married; forming altogether two handsome duodecimo pages, and concluding with the arms and motto:--"Principal seat, Kellynch Hall, in the county of Somerset," and Sir Walter's handwriting again in this finale:--
He was possessed of a handsome person and pleasing manners, and was a general favorite in the factory.
That he was perfectly agreeable and good-natured, and altogether a very charming man, did not admit of a doubt, for he was tall and handsome, and Henry's father.
It can't be denied your hair is terrible red; but I knew a girl once--went to school with her, in fact--whose hair was every mite as red as yours when she was young, but when she grew up it darkened to a real handsome auburn.
You consider it, undoubtedly, a handsome sum of money.
The greatest man in Raveloe was Squire Cass, who lived in the large red house with the handsome flight of stone steps in front and the high stables behind it, nearly opposite the church.
Handsome is as handsome does," quoted the Shaggy Man; "but we must admit that no living scarecrow is handsomer.
The girl, after leaving her entertainer, sped swiftly cross-town until she arrived at a handsome and sedate mansion two squares to the east, facing on that avenue which is the highway of Mammon and the auxiliary gods.
You and the girls may go, or you may send them by themselves, which perhaps will be still better, for as you are as handsome as any of them, Mr.