pretty-pretty


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pretty-pretty

adj
informal excessively or ostentatiously pretty
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pretty-pretty - ostentatiously or inappropriately pretty
beautiful - delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration; "a beautiful child"; "beautiful country"; "a beautiful painting"; "a beautiful theory"; "a beautiful party"
Translations

pretty-pretty

[ˌprɪtɪˈprɪtɪ] ADJ (pej) he's very pretty-prettyes un guapito de cara
she's very pretty-prettyes una niña mona

pretty-pretty

[ˈprɪtɪˈprɪtɪ] adj (pej) → un po' troppo grazioso/a
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Basically, you better do all that make pretty-pretty shit before you grab your time card.
It's edgy, dramatic and far from being pretty-pretty.
He didn't really feel as comfortable with flowers but he depicted them very well - they weren't pretty-pretty, delicate chocolate-box things.
Many of the pictures will shock those accustomed to pretty-pretty views of Rajasthan, for it charts not only India's triumphs and beauties, but also its tragedies, of which it has borne more than its fair share.
Abandon the neutral look and kick out the pretty-pretty.
I went looking for a pretty-pretty outfit to wear, but I just can't do it.
Or choose stone and champagne shades - there's nothing too pretty-pretty about them to offend the guys.
Not once did they ever appear to have that gambler's instinct which separates the pretty-pretty boys from the ones that end the season clutching silverware.
As far as materials are concerned, we must abolish: wishy-washy, pretty-pretty, gloomy and neutral colors, along with patterns composed of lines, checks and spots.
Could it signal the end of the line for pretty-pretty (male and female) TV presenters - and a start for competent, but `different', disadvantaged groups?
Whatever they say, I do know this: Here in this chamber, in the bowels of the city, in the flat stench of Sharpeville in the villages of Haiti they split you side to side with pretty-pretty bayonets.