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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: charming or beautiful in appearance.
Mom looked lovely in her new dress.
synonyms:
beautiful, fair
antonyms:
hideous, horrible, monstrous, ugly
similar words:
attractive, becoming, charming, divine, exquisite, graceful, handsome, pretty, winning
definition 2: having a beauty that relates to character rather than to appearance.
My grandmother has a lovely spirit.
synonyms:
sweet
antonyms:
horrible, miserable
similar words:
attractive, beautiful, charming, delicate, elegant, graceful, pleasant
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derivation: loveliness (n.)
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