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bon·ny

also bon·nie  (bŏn′ē)
adj. bon·ni·er, bon·ni·est Scots
1. Physically attractive or appealing; pretty.
2. Excellent.

[Probably ultimately from French bon, good, from Latin bonus; see deu- in Indo-European roots.]

bon′ni·ly adv.
bon′ni·ness n.
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bonny

(ˈbɒnɪ)
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.
adv
informal agreeably or well: to speak bonny.
[C15: of uncertain origin; perhaps from Old French bon good, from Latin bonus]
ˈbonnily adv

Bonny

(ˈbɒnɪ)
n
(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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bon•ny

(ˈbɒn i)

adj. -ni•er, -ni•est. Chiefly Brit.
1. attractive; handsome; pretty.
2. pleasing; agreeable.
[1425–75; late Middle English (Scots) bonie]
bon′ni•ly, adv.
bon′ni•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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bonny

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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bonny

adjective
2. Scots. Having pleasant desirable qualities:
Scots: braw.
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Translations

bonny

[ˈbɒnɪ] ADJ (bonnier (compar) (bonniest (superl))) (esp Scot) (= pretty) [child] → hermoso, lindo (esp LAm); [dress] → bonito, lindo (esp LAm)
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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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