Synonyms of pretty in English:


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1‘a pretty child’

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
Scottish, Northern English bonny
informal easy on the eye, adorbs
literary beauteous
archaic fair, comely

plain, ugly


1‘a pretty large sum of money’

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


1‘she's prettying herself’

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


    pretty much

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

    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
    pretty penny

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

    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