loveliness


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love·ly

 (lŭv′lē)
adj. love·li·er, love·li·est
1. Beautiful especially in a pleasing or charming way. See Synonyms at beautiful.
2. Enjoyable; delightful: had a lovely weekend in the country.
3. Archaic Inspiring love or affection.
4. Obsolete Full of love; loving.
n. pl. love·lies
1. A beautiful person, especially a woman.
2. A lovely object.

love′li·ness n.
love′ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.loveliness - the quality of being good looking and attractiveloveliness - the quality of being good looking and attractive
beauty - the qualities that give pleasure to the senses
Translations
جَمال، لَطافَه، عُذوبَه
krásapůvab
skønhed
ástúî

loveliness

[ˈlʌvlɪnɪs] N [of woman] → hermosura f, belleza f; [of thing, place, landscape] → belleza f
a vision of loveliness (liter) → la viva imagen de la belleza

loveliness

[ˈlʌvlinɪs] n (= beauty) → beauté f
You are a vision of loveliness → Vous êtes très en beauté.

loveliness

nSchönheit f; (of weather, view also)Herrlichkeit f

loveliness

[ˈlʌvlɪnɪs] n (of person) → grazia

love

(lav) noun
1. a feeling of great fondness or enthusiasm for a person or thing. She has a great love of music; her love for her children.
2. strong attachment with sexual attraction. They are in love with one another.
3. a person or thing that is thought of with (great) fondness (used also as a term of affection). Ballet is the love of her life; Goodbye, love!
4. a score of nothing in tennis. The present score is fifteen love (written 15–0).
verb
1. to be (very) fond of. She loves her children dearly.
2. to take pleasure in. They both love dancing.
ˈlovable adjective
(negative unlovable) easy to love or like; attractive. a lovable child.
ˈlovely adjective
1. (negative unlovely) beautiful; attractive. She is a lovely girl; She looked lovely in that dress.
2. delightful. Someone told me a lovely joke last night, but I can't remember it; a lovely meal.
ˈloveliness noun
ˈlover noun
1. a person who enjoys or admires or has a special affection for something. an art-lover; He is a lover of sport; an animal-lover.
2. a person who is having a love affair with another.
ˈloving adjective
ˈlovingly adverb
love affair
a (temporary and often sexual) relationship between two people who are in love but not married.
ˈlove-letter noun
a letter expressing love.
ˈlovesick adjective
sad because of being in love. a lovesick youth; lovesick glances.
fall in love (with)
to develop feelings of love and sexual attraction (for). He fell in love with her straightaway.
for love or money
in any way at all. We couldn't get a taxi for love or money.
make love
to have sexual intercourse.
there's no love lost between them
they dislike one another.
References in classic literature ?
Anne never forgot the loveliness of the view that broke upon them when they had driven over the hill behind the village.
The red gleam o'er the mountains Goes wavering from sight, And the quiet moon enhances The loveliness of night.
It was a fair highway, through the Land of Lost Delight; shadow and sunshine were blessedly mingled, and every turn and dip revealed a fresh charm and a new loveliness to eager hearts and unspoiled eyes.
And that same day, too, gazing far down from his boat's side into that same golden sea, Starbuck lowly murmured: -- Loveliness unfathomable, as ever lover saw in his young bride's eye
His admiration was at first very strong, but no more than was natural, and I did not wonder at his being much struck by the gentleness and delicacy of her manners; but when he has mentioned her of late it has been in terms of more extraordinary praise; and yesterday he actually said that he could not be surprised at any effect produced on the heart of man by such loveliness and such abilities; and when I lamented, in reply, the badness of her disposition, he observed that whatever might have been her errors they were to be imputed to her neglected education and early marriage, and that she was altogether a wonderful woman.
He looked at the girl in all her loveliness, and she looked at him in his fierceness and his might, red with war and wounds.
This lovely light, it lights not me; all loveliness is anguish to me, since I can ne'er enjoy.
Yea, sun, moon, and stars were all in the conspiracy to lie to her of the loveliness of the world and the good intentions of life.
Ay, that is partly true, too, I fear; and it will not be long before an accursed band of choppers and loggers will be following on their heels, to humble the wilderness which lies so broad and rich on the western banks of the Mississippi, and then the land will be a peopled desert, from the shores of the main sea to the foot of the Rocky Mountains; fill'd with all the abominations and craft of man, and stript of the comforts and loveliness it received from the hands of the Lord
Inspired by an ecstatic prescience of the glories beyond the grave, we struggle by multiform combinations among the things and thoughts of Time to attain a portion of that Loveliness whose very elements perhaps appertain to eternity alone.
This honest purpose you have been pleased to think I have attained: and to say the truth, it is likeliest to be attained in books of this kind; for an example is a kind of picture, in which virtue becomes, as it were, an object of sight, and strikes us with an idea of that loveliness, which Plato asserts there is in her naked charms.
Anna was unmistakably admiring her loveliness and her youth: before Kitty knew where she was she found herself not merely under Anna's sway, but in love with her, as young girls do fall in love with older and married women.