One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Beautiful.‘his beauteous bride’
good-looking, attractive, nice-looking, handsome, lovely, beautiful, pretty, as pretty as a picture, stunning, striking, arresting, prepossessing, winning, fetching, captivating, bewitching, beguiling, engaging, charming, charismatic, enchanting, appealing, delightful, irresistibleView synonyms
- ‘The truth is, I don't get many opportunities to play the gallant knight for beauteous strangers.’
- ‘Though not note-perfect, her technique grants her beauteous legato playing and a pearly tone.’
- ‘Christmas dinner is a beauteous occasion, with Dumbledore, McGonagall, and Hagrid all feeling warm and emotional.’
- ‘But on the descent it's beauteous, because you can slide down it like a skier.’
- ‘Fischer-Dieskau's Kurnewal is memorable for beauteous tone and his obsessive concern for Tristan.’
- ‘With the doc are his beauteous, pretty-in-pink daughter, Miranda, and a roller-skating, ever-logical robot, Ariel.’
- ‘He breathed in the gentle, beauteous aroma as he entered the enclosure of the fence and marveled at the lovely garden kept by the songweaver family.’
- ‘This bud of love, by summer's ripening breath, may prove a beauteous flow'r when next we meet.’
- ‘There were grassy meadows, craggy rocks, secret caves and cover, and beauteous trees as far as the eye could see.’
- ‘This beauteous, beguiling album has sat on the subs' bench awaiting a review call-up since early February, and how remiss it was to fail to alert you to the spring in its step until now.’
Late Middle English: from beauty, on the pattern of bounteous and plenteous.
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