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love·ly

lovely

 
 
pronunciation:
luhv li
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
inflections: lovelier, loveliest
definition 1: physically beautiful in an especially charming way.
Their daughter looked lovely on her wedding day.He brought her a lovely bouquet of spring flowers.
synonyms:
beauteous, beautiful, fair
antonyms:
hideous, horrible, monstrous, ugly
similar words:
appealing, attractive, becoming, charming, comely, darling, divine, engaging, exquisite, fetching, good-looking, graceful, handsome, personable, pleasing, pretty, ravishing, seemly, sightly, winning, winsome
definition 2: having a beauty that appeals to the moral being rather than to the senses.
She was a generous woman with a lovely spirit.
synonyms:
divine, sweet
antonyms:
horrible, miserable
similar words:
appealing, attractive, beauteous, beautiful, charming, delicate, elegant, graceful, pleasant, pleasing
definition 3: extremely charming in a sweet or very pleasant way.
The child had written a lovely poem that almost moved his mother to tears.It was a lovely party out on the patio with just a small number congenial guests.
synonyms:
charming, delightful
similar words:
enjoyable, pleasant, pleasing, sweet
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derivation: loveliness (n.)
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