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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 ?
Certainly," answered the governess, when she found the young man hesitated about proceeding, "certainly; I am not so bigoted, or so blind, as to wish to deny that the American ladies are very handsome-- handsomer, as a whole, than those of my own country.
She was splendid and robust, and had never appeared handsomer than in the old blue gown, with a red silk handkerchief knotted at random around her head to protect her hair from the dust.
No doubt it is handsomer than mine, and fitter for a ballroom.
No, he is far handsomer than old Blackbird ever was.
There are wives who forsake their husbands and--and go off with a handsomer man, as the poet says; and mine, mine, alas
She's not quite as goodlooking as you, maybe, but she's got a far handsomer nose.
I may not be strictly beautiful, even now," he said to his companions, who watched him with smiling faces; "but I'm so much handsomer than any donkey that I feel as proud as I can be.
I suppose you think yourself more handsomer than any of us.
My father had a long white beard, but I loved him; he was sixty years old, but to me he was handsomer than all the fine youths I saw.
The gentlemen pronounced him to be a fine figure of a man, the ladies declared he was much handsomer than Mr.
Her face, thin and not much lined, was of the sort that ages gracefully, so that you thought in youth she must have been a much handsomer woman than in fact she was.
I notice he's got ever so much handsomer since his father came home," said Dan, with a killing sarcasm that was wholly lost on Felicity, who gravely responded that she supposed it was because Peter felt so much freer from care and responsibility.