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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 ?
He was handsomer than ever and greatly improved, she thought, but now that the flush of pleasure at meeting her was over, he looked tired and spiritless--not sick, nor exactly unhappy, but older and graver than a year or two of prosperous life should have made him.
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.
I've seen over a thousand, in my day, paid down for gals not a bit handsomer.
Now, don't you think the lad would be handsomer cropped?
There are wives who forsake their husbands and--and go off with a handsomer man, as the poet says; and mine, mine, alas
I have seen many men who are, strictly speaking, far handsomer.
Madam, I must confess that I should deceive you were I to declare one to be handsomer than the other.
The Prince was not completely roused, but he opened his eyes a little and looked all the handsomer.
This was the first feeble sign that such a novelty as the telephone business could be established; and no money ever looked handsomer than this twenty dollars did to Bell, Sanders, Hubbard, and Watson.
But through the blood and the dirt and the rags a new Baynes shone forth--a handsomer Baynes than the dandy and the fop of yore.
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 queen was in a morning gown, but it became her still; for, like Diana of Poictiers and Ninon, Anne of Austria enjoyed the privilege of remaining ever beautiful; nevertheless, this morning she looked handsomer than usual, for her eyes had all the sparkle inward satisfaction adds to expression.