- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)Quality that arouses pleasureNouns1. beauty, the beautiful; form, elegance, grace, charm, beauty unadorned; symmetry; loveliness, attractiveness, comeliness, fairness, pulchritude, good looks, body beautiful, shapeliness, hourglass figure; style, polish, gloss (See smoothness); bloom, brilliancy, radiance, splendor, gorgeousness, magnificence, glory; delicacy, refinement. Slang, curves.2. (beautiful person)a. thing of beauty. Informal, vision, picture, eyeful, sight for sore eyes.b. Venus, Aphrodite, Hebe, the Graces, peri, houri, Helen of Troy; [sex] goddess; witch, enchantress; reigning beauty, beauty queen, Miss or Mrs. America, Miss U. S. A., Miss Universe, etc.; charmer, belle [of the ball]; poster girl, pinup [girl]. Informal, eyeful, picture, dream[boat], stunner, [Georgia] peach, doll, knockout, raving beauty, good-looker, cover or pinup girl, sweater girl. Slang, looker, cupcake, doll city, dish, dollface, [stone] fox, filly, sex bomb or kitten, pigeon, sexpot, quail, wren, barbecue.c. Mr. America, Adonis, Narcissus. Informal, ladykiller, ladies' man, dreamboat, pistol, beefcake, freak daddy, hunk.3. (something that renders beautiful)a. beautification, beautifying; cosmetology; makeover; makeup, cosmetics; foundation, lipstick, lip rouge, nail polish, mascara, eye shadow, eyebrow pencil; mudpack, vanishing cream, etc.; vanity case, compact; decoration, adornment, accessory, embellishment, ornamentation (See ornament); glitz. Slang, war paint.b. cosmetic surgery, face lift, nose job, tuck.c. manicure, pedicure; beautician, cosmetologist, cosmetician, makeup artist; hairdresser, coiffeur, coiffeuse; manicurist, pedicurist; beauty salon or parlor.d. barber, hair stylist; haircut; barbershop. See hair.Verbs1. beautify; make up, glamorize, do, paint; adorn, embellish (See ornament); prettify; style. Slang, put on one's face, doll or gussy up.2. look good, shine, radiate, glow. Informal, look like a million dollars, beggar description.Adjectives1. (physically beautiful) beautiful, beauteous, handsome, attractive, fetching, prepossessing; pretty, lovely, graceful, elegant; delicate, dainty, refined; fair, personable, comely, seemly, bonny, good-looking, eye-filling, eye-catching, cute; photogenic, telegenic, picturesque; well-favored, [well] built, well made, well formed, well proportioned, curvaceous (See rotundity); proper, shapely; symmetrical, regular, harmonious, sightly. Informal, easy on the eyes, sight for sore eyes, cutesy, dishy, nifty, stunning, devastating, breathtaking, long on looks, past gorgeous, [well-]built, hunky. Slang, drop-dead, fly, phat, zanzy, killer, against the law.2. (producing a feeling of beauty) brilliant, shining, radiant; splendid, resplendent, dazzling, glowing; glossy, sleek; rich, gorgeous, superb, magnificent, grand, fine, sublime.3. (artistically beautiful) artistic, aesthetic; picturesque, well composed, well grouped; enchanting, attractive, becoming, ornamental; undeformed, undefaced, unspotted; spotless, immaculate; perfect, flawless (See perfection).4. beautifying, cosmetic; ornamental, decorative.Adverbs — beautifully, prettily, handsomely, etc.Phrases — beauty is only skin deep; Monday's child is fair of face.Quotations — The face that launched a thousand ships (Christopher Marlowe), Beauty is the gift of God (Aristotle), Beauty is in the eye of the beholder (Margaret Hungerford), A thing of beauty is a joy forever ( John Keats), Beauty is truth, truth beauty ( John Keats), A beautiful woman is a practical poet (Emerson), She walks in beauty like the night (Lord Byron), A pretty girl is like a melody (Irving Berlin).Antonyms, See ugliness.II(Roget's IV) n.1. [A pleasing physical quality]Syn. attractiveness, grace, loveliness, comeliness, fairness, prettiness, handsomeness, pulchritude, charm, delicacy, exquisiteness, elegance, harmony, attraction, appeal, fascination, allurement, shapeliness, majesty, magnificence, good looks, winsomeness, glamour, bloom, radiance, class*.Ant. ugliness*, homeliness, deformity.2. [An exalted mental or moral quality]Syn. value, merit, excellence; see virtue 1 .3. [Use or value]Syn. advantage, attraction, excellence, worth; see advantage 3 .4. [A beautiful thing or person, particularly a woman]Syn. goddess, belle, ornament, attraction, vision, picture, belle chose (French), Siren, Circe, enchantress, seductress, Venus, femme fatale, charmer, angel, looker*, eyeful*, knockout*, dreamboat*, dish*, doll*, stunner*, good-looker*, sex goddess*, fox*, ten*.Ant. witch*, blemish*, fright.III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.1. attractiveness prettiness, comeliness, fairness, loveliness, good looks, appeal, pulchritude, allure, charm. ''A fading flower.''—Bible. ''Silent eloquence.''— French proverb. ''God's handwriting.''— Emerson. ''The power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.''— Ambrose Bierce.2. belle goddess, *babe, *fox, *looker, *knockout, sex symbol, enchantress, siren, *vision, *dreamboat, *doll, Venus.ANT.: 1. ugliness, repulsiveness, plainness. 2. hag, Quasimodo, dog, eyesoreIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A person regarded as physically attractive: belle (used of a woman), lovely, stunner. Slang: babe, doll, hunk (used of a man), knockout, looker, stud (used of a man). See BEAUTIFUL. 2. A special feature or quality that confers superiority: distinction, excellence, merit, perfection, virtue. See GOOD.
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