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beautiful Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration
    • a beautiful child
    • beautiful country
    • a beautiful painting
    • a beautiful theory
    • a beautiful party
  2. adjective satellite (of weather) highly enjoyable
    • what a beautiful day

Beau"ti*ful adjective
  1. Having the qualities which constitute beauty; pleasing to the sight or the mind.
    A circle is more beautiful than a square; a square is more beautiful than a parallelogram. Lord Kames.
    Syn. -- Handsome; elegant; lovely; fair; charming; graceful; pretty; delightful. See Fine. -- Beau"ti*ful*ly, adv. -- Beau"ti*ful*ness, n.

Webster 1913