Synonyms of pretty in English:

pretty


See definition of pretty

adjective

1‘a pretty child’

SYNONYMS

attractive, lovely, good-looking, nice-looking, fetching, prepossessing, appealing, charming, delightful, nice, engaging, pleasing

darling, sweet, dear, adorable, lovable

winning, winsome, cute, as pretty as a picture, dainty, graceful

handsome, well favoured, personable, beautiful, glamorous, gorgeous, ravishing, stunning, bewitching, alluring

chocolate-box

Northern English Scottish bonny

informal easy on the eye, adorbs

literary beauteous

archaic fair, comely

ANTONYMS

plain, ugly


adverb

1‘a pretty large sum of money’

SYNONYMS

quite, rather, somewhat, fairly, reasonably, moderately, comparatively, relatively, tolerably, passably, adequately, satisfactorily, decently, respectably

informal kind of, sort of


verb

1‘she's prettying herself’

SYNONYMS

beautify, make attractive, make pretty, prettify, pretty up, adorn, ornament, embellish, smarten, glamorize, prink, preen, primp

put make-up on

informal do oneself up

British informal tart oneself up


Phrases

    pretty penny

      ‘it must have cost a pretty penny to lure this talented actor back’

      SYNONYMS

      a huge amount, a small fortune, a king's ransom, a vast sum, a large sum of money, a lot, a fortune, millions, billions

      a packet, a mint, a bundle, a pile, a wad, an arm and a leg, a tidy sum, a killing

      British

      a bomb, loadsamoney, shedloads

      North American

      big bucks, big money, gazillions

      Australian

      big bickies

    pretty much/well

      ‘by mid-October the growing season is pretty much complete’

      SYNONYMS

      nearly, almost, just about, about, more or less, practically, virtually, all but, as good as, next to, close to, near, nigh on, not far from, not far off, to all intents and purposes, approaching, bordering on, verging on, nearing

      roughly, approximately

      not quite

      pretty nearly

      literary

      well-nigh