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lovely

love·ly

lovely

 
pronunciation:
luhv li
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: lovelier, loveliest
definition: beautiful in appearance.
Mom looked lovely in her new dress.
synonyms:
beautiful
antonyms:
horrible, ugly
similar words:
attractive, handsome, pretty
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.