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Handsome

Hand´some   Pronunciation: hăn´sŭm; 277
a.1.Dexterous; skillful; handy; ready; convenient; - applied to things as persons.
That they [engines of war] be both easy to be carried and handsome to be moved and turned about.
- Robynson (Utopia).
For a thief it is so handsome as it may seem it was first invented for him.
- Spenser.
2.Agreeable to the eye or to correct taste; having a pleasing appearance or expression; attractive; having symmetry and dignity; comely; - expressing more than pretty, and less than beautiful; as, a handsome man or woman; a handsome garment, house, tree, horse.
3.Suitable or fit in action; marked with propriety and ease; graceful; becoming; appropriate; as, a handsome style, etc.
Easiness and handsome address in writing.
- Felton.
4.Evincing a becoming generosity or nobleness of character; liberal; generous.
Handsome is as handsome does.
- Old Proverb.
5.Ample; moderately large.
He . . . accumulated a handsome sum of money.
- V. Knox.
To do the handsome thing
to act liberally.
v. t.1.To render handsome.
Adj.1.handsome - pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion; "a fine-looking woman"; "a good-looking man"; "better-looking than her sister"; "very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome"- Thackeray; "our southern women are well-favored"- Lillian Hellman
2.handsome - given or giving freely; "was a big tipper"; "the bounteous goodness of God"; "bountiful compliments"; "a freehanded host"; "a handsome allowance"; "Saturday's child is loving and giving"; "a liberal backer of the arts"; "a munificent gift"; "her fond and openhanded grandfather"
abundant, aesthetic, aesthetically appealing, ample, attractive, august, beauteous, big, bighearted, bonny, bounteous, bountiful, chic, chivalrous, considerable, dashing, elevated, endowed with beauty, exalted, exquisite, eye-filling, fashionable, fine, flowerlike, free, freehanded, freehearted, generous, giving, good, goodly, graceful, gracile, gracious, great, great of heart, greathearted, heavy, heroic, high, high-minded, hospitable, idealistic, knightly, large, largehearted, lavish, liberal, lofty, magnanimous, majestic, modish, munificent, noble, noble-minded, open, openhanded, openhearted, princely, profuse, pulchritudinous, sizeable, smart, stately, stintless, stylish, sublime, substantial, ungrudging, unselfish, unsparing, unstinted, unstinting
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