Synonyms of pretty in English:

pretty


See definition of pretty

adjective

1‘a pretty child’

SYNONYMS
attractive, lovely, good-looking, nice-looking, fetching, prepossessing, appealing, charming, delightful, nice, engaging, pleasing
darling, sweet, dear, adorable, lovable
winning, winsome, cute, as pretty as a picture, dainty, graceful
handsome, well favoured, personable, beautiful, glamorous, gorgeous, ravishing, stunning, bewitching, alluring
chocolate-box
Scottish, Northern English bonny
informal easy on the eye, adorbs
literary beauteous
archaic fair, comely
ANTONYMS

plain, ugly


adverb

1‘a pretty large sum of money’

SYNONYMS
quite, rather, somewhat, fairly, reasonably, moderately, comparatively, relatively, tolerably, passably, adequately, satisfactorily, decently, respectably
informal kind of, sort of

verb

1‘she's prettying herself’

SYNONYMS
beautify, make attractive, make pretty, prettify, pretty up, adorn, ornament, embellish, smarten, glamorize, prink, preen, primp
put make-up on
informal do oneself up
British informal tart oneself up

Phrases

    pretty penny

    ‘it must have cost a pretty penny to lure this talented actor back’


    SYNONYMS

    a huge amount, a small fortune, a king's ransom, a vast sum, a large sum of money, a lot, a fortune, millions, billions

    a packet, a mint, a bundle, a pile, a wad, an arm and a leg, a tidy sum, a killing

    British

    a bomb, loadsamoney, shedloads

    North American

    big bucks, big money, gazillions

    Australian

    big bickies

    pretty much/well

    ‘by mid-October the growing season is pretty much complete’


    SYNONYMS
    informal

    nearly, almost, just about, about, more or less, practically, virtually, all but, as good as, next to, close to, near, nigh on, not far from, not far off, to all intents and purposes, approaching, bordering on, verging on, nearing

    roughly, approximately

    not quite

    informal

    pretty nearly

    literary

    well-nigh