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In the seeding games, the rate of calls receiving each of those designations was pretty similar to where it was during the regular season.

That’s a pretty huge step for anybody trying to accrue as many SERP features as they can, and, in particular, for news websites.

You should be pretty freaking complete by the time you come together, join together with another person.

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As for the towers I built, the difference looked pretty obvious.

This is a pretty standard speed bump for the bread-and-butter iPad.

I think the response of the French government so far has been pretty appropriate in that regard.

I gotta say—I think this past year was pretty bad for music.

“Jeffrey wanted me to tell you that you looked so pretty,” the female voice said into my disbelieving ear.

The clichés about football-obsessed husbands and frustrated wives are pretty heavy-handed.

Early on, the sexual protagonist complains that her Molson-drinking husband is pretty much an incompetent Neanderthal.

Yet if there is a measure of untruth in such pretty flatteries, one needs to be superhuman in order to condemn them harshly.

As company after company appeared, we were able to form a pretty exact estimate of their numbers.

He glanced aside, and saw an exceedingly pretty, dark face, which looked vaguely familiar.

Pretty women without religion are like flowers without perfume.

Blanche stood an instant looking into the lighted room and hesitating—flushed a little, smiling, extremely pretty.


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What are other ways to say pretty?

Pretty implies a moderate but noticeable beauty, emphasizing gracefulness or delicacy: a pretty flower. A person or thing that is beautiful has perfection of form, color, etc., or noble and spiritual qualities: a beautiful landscape, a beautiful woman. Handsome often implies stateliness or pleasing proportion and symmetry: a handsome man. That which is lovely is beautiful but in a warm and endearing way: a lovely smile. 

On this page you'll find 90 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pretty, such as: attractive, beautiful, charming, cute, elegant, and good-looking.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.