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Definitions of handsome

  1. pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion; "a fine-looking woman"; "a good-looking man"; "better-looking than her sister"; "very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome"- Thackeray; "our southern women are well-favored"- Lillian Hellman Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. Agreeable to the eye or to correct taste; having a pleasing appearance or expression; attractive; having symmetry and dignity; comely; -- expressing more than pretty, and less than beautiful; as, a handsome man or woman; a handsome garment, house, tree, horse. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Suitable or fit in action; marked with propriety and ease; graceful; becoming; appropriate; as, a handsome style, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Evincing a becoming generosity or nobleness of character; liberal; generous. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Ample; moderately large. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Dexterous; skillful; handy; ready; convenient; - applied to things as persons. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Pleasing to look upon; well formed; elegantly dressed; graceful; liberal; generous; ample. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Handsomely. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Handsomeness. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Good-looking: with dignity: liberal or noble: generous: ample. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Comely; becoming; liberal. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Fine-looking; liberal; magnanimous. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Well made or formed; graceful; becoming; ample; liberal; generous. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Having a well-proportioned and pleasing figure; beautiful or elegant; ample; large; generous. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. Dexterous; skillful; handy; ready; convenient; -- applied to things as persons. mso.anu.edu.au
  16. han'sum, adj. good-looking, well-proportioned, graceful: with dignity: liberal or noble: generous: ample.--adv. HAND'SOMELY.--n. HAND'SOMENESS. [Hand and -some; cf. Dut. handzaam.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. Of fine form or figure; (of conduct &c.) generous, as a h. present, h. treatment; (Provencal) h. is that h. does; (of price, fortune, &c.) considerable. Hence handsomely adv., handsomeness n. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. Beautiful, graceful; elegant; ample, liberal, as a handsome fortune; generous, noble, as a handsome action. Complete Dictionary

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