Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: handsome
IPA transcription: [h'ænsəm]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: fine-looking, good-looking, better-looking, handsome, well-favored, well-favoured
    Meaning: 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
  • Synonyms: big, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, handsome, giving, liberal, openhanded
    Meaning: 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"
Usage examples
  • Nor was she handsome.
  • Isn't he handsome, Yetive?
  • What handsome glasses those are!
  • You wanted to look handsome, did you?
  • This is a very handsome dog, Miss North."
  • "Very handsome, indeed," was Theo's reply.
  • And think of the handsome reward," I said.
  • After all, 'handsome is as handsome does.'"
  • It was he sure enough, looking as handsome as ever.
  • 'Why do you look so melancholy, my handsome Prince?'