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Etymology

Old English prættig

Adjective

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Positive
pretty

Comparative
pretti

Superlative
er

  1. Pleasant in sight or other senses.
  2. Having conventionally accepted elements of beauty, usually just physical attractiveness
    She was such a pretty girl.
  3. Not functional or supposedly so. pretty buttons
  4. Unpleasant in some cases-pretty state of affairs

Antonyms

Translations

Adverb

pretty (not comparable)

Positive
pretty

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Pleasant
  2. somewhat, fairly, quite
    It's pretty good, but not outstanding.

Usage notes

  • Generally indicates a diminished degree of an adjective it modifies.

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