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Definitions and Synonyms of handsome | Another word for handsome | What is handsome?

Definition 1: pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where handsome or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a fine-looking woman
  • a good-looking man
  • better-looking than her sister
  • very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome
  • our southern women are well-favored

Synonyms for handsome in the sense of this definition

(handsome is similar to ...) delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration

"a beautiful child" "beautiful country" "a beautiful painting" "a beautiful theory" "a beautiful party"

Definition 2: given or giving freely - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where handsome or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • was a big tipper
  • the bounteous goodness of God
  • bountiful compliments
  • a freehanded host
  • a handsome allowance
  • Saturday's child is loving and giving
  • a liberal backer of the arts
  • a munificent gift
  • her fond and openhanded grandfather

Synonyms for handsome in the sense of this definition

(handsome is similar to ...) willing to give and share unstintingly

"a generous donation"

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