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lovely

love·ly

lovely

 
pronunciation:
luhv li
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Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
inflections: lovelier, loveliest
definition 1: physically beautiful in an especially charming way.
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, sexy, shapely, sightly, winning, winsome
definition 2: having a beauty that appeals to the moral being rather than to the senses.
a lovely spirit
synonyms:
divine, sweet
antonyms:
horrible, miserable
similar words:
appealing, attractive, beauteous, beautiful, charming, delicate, elegant, graceful, pleasant, pleasing
derivation: loveliness (n.)
Word Parts
The word lovely contains the following part:
-ly2 Old English adjective-forming suffix that means like; every (when attached to times)
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The suffix -ly2attaches primarily to native English nouns to form adjectives.