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Handsome

Meanings and phrases

handsome

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion; - Thackeray; - Lillian Hellman; fine-looking; good-looking; better-looking; well-favored; well-favoured
  2. given or giving freely; big; bighearted; bounteous; bountiful; freehanded; giving; liberal; openhanded

handsome young

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • She did, and he became a handsome young prince, who married her.
  • A handsome young man arrived.
  • Sirio Marson, a handsome young man, enters and engages Lucy in conversation.

handsome man

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • A tall, slim, handsome man, he could often appear aloof, even arrogant.
  • According to Mountstuart Elphinstone, "The King of Kabul [Shah Shuja] was a handsome man".
  • The Silent Knight is a young handsome man named Brian Kent, living in sixth-century Great Britain.

very handsome

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Umehito is very handsome under his hood.
  • The edifices, originally very handsome, are in a state of sad neglect.
  • He designed the very handsome pulpit, composed of Caen stone and marble.
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