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Definition 1: to certain extent or degree - [adverb denoting all]

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

  • pretty big
  • pretty bad
  • jolly decent of him
  • the shoes are priced reasonably
  • he is fairly clever with computers

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Definition 2: (used ironically) unexpectedly bad - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a pretty mess
  • a pretty kettle of fish

(pretty is similar to ...) having undesirable or negative qualities

"a bad report card" "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression" "a bad little boy" "clothes in bad shape" "a bad cut" "bad luck" "the news was very bad" "the reviews were bad" "the pay is bad" "it was a bad light for reading" "the movie was a bad choice"

(pretty is used in the usage domain ...) a trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs

Definition 3: pleasing by delicacy or grace; not imposing - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • pretty girl
  • pretty song
  • pretty room

(pretty 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"

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