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Definition of Pretty

  • Pleasing by delicacy or grace; attracting, but not striking or impressing; of a pleasing and attractive form a color; having slight or diminutive beauty; neat or elegant without elevation or grandeur; pleasingly, but not grandly, conceived or expressed; as, a pretty face; a pretty flower; a pretty poem.
  • Moderately large; considerable; as, he had saved a pretty fortune.
  • Affectedly nice; foppish; -- used in an ill sense.
  • Mean; despicable; contemptible; -- used ironically; as, a pretty trick; a pretty fellow.
  • Stout; strong and brave; intrepid; valiant.
  • In some degree; moderately; considerably; rather; almost; -- less emphatic than very; as, I am pretty sure of the fact; pretty cold weather.
  • to certain extent or degree

How to use pretty in a sentence. Pretty pronunciation.

The rest of Carson City was pretty scattering.
It is a pretty regular wind, in the summer time.
That is to say, it was necessary to cut down trees here and there and make them fall in such a way as to form a sort of enclosure (with pretty wide gaps in it).
We were gone all day, and reached home again about night-fall, pretty tired and hungry.
Originally, Nevada was a part of Utah and was called Carson county; and a pretty large county it was, too.
By this means in a little time his Estate comes to be wasted, and his Friends come about him, and advise him to leave off these wicked Courses, which else will end in the Ruine both of Soul and Body: They tell him that he has a fair and vertous Wife of his own, by whom he has had several pretty Children, and therefore wonder how he can be so besotted with a filthy Whore.
The Bawd told him he had no reason yet to complain; for having got an Acquaintance there, and once discovered his Passion, he had brought things to a pretty good forwardness: My advice therefore now is, said she, that you let her absolutely know your Mind, and solicite her for the last Favour; and let me know your success, and then I'll tell you how you shall proceed.
You may depend upon it, says the Bawd, that sh'll comply; but you must Fee her pretty high, or it won't do.
After which one of 'em came pretty close up to me, and would needs have been feeling where I was'nt willing to let him, whereupon I told him he was very uncivil to invite one that was a Stranger to a Tavern; and then to offer any such thing to her.
When my young Gallant was gone, I began to consider that I had all I was like to have of 'em: and that one Fool was enough to be troubled with; and since they had paid me but one half of my Salary, and for that one of 'em had enjoy'd me, & had what he wanted, I tho' we were pretty even.
He went up to the little table near her bed; on it stood her night-draught in a pretty colored glass, that Polykarp had brought her from Alexandria as a token, and with the back of his hand he swept it from the table, so that it fell on the dais, and flew with a crash into a thousand fragments.
She wrote a very pretty hand, and had no difficulty whatever about punctuation.
She was a slight, pretty woman of something less than thirty; with a good, but pale, complexion, hair tending to auburn, sincere eyes.
She has been to pretty good schools, I think.
He looked into the girl's face and saw its prettiness flush with pretty confusion, and this did not tend to restore his tranquillity.
But I'm pretty much always thinking about you, and I wish you were nearer to me.
I'm doing pretty well, and likely, as far as I can see, to do better.
That picture of the pretty young girl, fifteen or sixteen years old, staggering about in the heat of the early afternoon, completely drunk, while a fat libertine slowly approaches her, like a vulture after its prey, stirs Raskolnikov to rage and then to reflection-but the reader remembers it long after it has passed from the hero's mind.
The four women in the story, Sanin's sister Lyda, the pretty school-teacher Karsavina, Jurii's sister, engaged to a young scientist, who during the engagement cordially invites her brother to accompany him to a house of ill-fame, and the mother of Sanin, are all thoroughly conventional, and are meant to be.
It was pretty hard-I did not rest well.

Examples of Pretty

Example #1
Two other sides of the plaza were faced by stores, offices and stables.
Example #2
In the middle of the town, opposite the stores, was the "plaza" which is native to all towns beyond the Rocky Mountains -a large, unfenced, level vacancy, with a liberty pole in it, and very useful as a place for public auctions, horse trades, and mass meetings, and likewise for teamsters to camp in.
Example #3
Its office hours are from two in the afternoon till two the next morning; and anybody venturing abroad during those twelve hours needs to allow for the wind or he will bring up a mile or two to leeward of the point he is aiming at.
Example #4
It probably is manufactured on the mountain-top for the occasion, and starts from there.
Example #5
We cut down three trees apiece, and found it such heart-breaking work that we decided to "rest our case" on those; if they held the property, well and good; if they didn't, let the property spill out through the gaps and go; it was no use to work ourselves to death merely to save a few acres of land.
Example #6
It was necessary to fence our property or we could not hold it.