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bon·nyalso bon·nie (bŏn′ē)
adj. bon·ni·er, bon·ni·est Scots
1. Physically attractive or appealing; pretty.
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adj, -nier or -niest
1. dialect Scot and Northern English beautiful or handsome: a bonny lass.
2. merry or lively: a bonny family.
3. good or fine: a bonny house.
4. (esp of babies) plump
5. dialect Scot and Northern English considerable; to be reckoned with: cost a bonny penny.
informal agreeably or well: to speak bonny.
[C15: of uncertain origin; perhaps from Old French bon good, from Latin bonus]
(Placename) Bight of Bonny a wide bay at the E end of the Gulf of Guinea off the coasts of Nigeria and Cameroon. Former name (until 1975): Bight of Biafra
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adj. -ni•er, -ni•est. Chiefly Brit.
1. attractive; handsome; pretty.
2. pleasing; agreeable.
[1425–75; late Middle English (Scots) bonie]
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|Adj.||1.||bonny - very pleasing to the eye; "my bonny lass"; "there's a bonny bay beyond"; "a comely face"; "young fair maidens"|
beautiful - delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration; "a beautiful child"; "beautiful country"; "a beautiful painting"; "a beautiful theory"; "a beautiful party"
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adjective (Scot. & Northern English dialect) beautiful, pretty, fair, sweet, appealing, attractive, lovely, charming, handsome, good-looking, gorgeous, radiant, alluring, comely She was a bonny highland lassie.
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1. Scots. Having qualities that delight the eye:
attractive, beauteous, beautiful, comely, fair, good-looking, gorgeous, handsome, lovely, pretty, pulchritudinous, ravishing, sightly, stunning.
Idiom: easy on the eyes.
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bonny[ˈbɒnɪ] ADJ (bonnier (compar) (bonniest (superl))) (esp Scot) (= pretty) [child] → hermoso, lindo (esp LAm); [dress] → bonito, lindo (esp LAm)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
bonny[ˈbɒni] adj (Scottish) → joli(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
bonny[ˈbɒnɪ] adj (esp Scot) → bello/a, carino/a
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