Associations to the word «Handsome»


HANDSOME, adjective. (obsolete) (said of things and people) Dexterous; skillful
HANDSOME, adjective. (of a man) Visually attractive; pleasant looking.
HANDSOME, adjective. (of a woman) Striking, impressive and elegantly proportioned, though not typically beautiful.
HANDSOME, adjective. Suitable or fit in action; marked with propriety and ease; graceful; becoming; appropriate.
HANDSOME, adjective. Generous or noble in character
HANDSOME, adjective. Ample; moderately large.
HANDSOME, adjective. Having a good appearance
HANDSOME, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To render handsome.

Dictionary definition

HANDSOME, adjective. 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.
HANDSOME, adjective. Given or giving freely; "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".

Wise words

Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have different effects.
Blaise Pascal