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(1)   Aesthetically pleasing
(2)   Delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration
"A beautiful child"
"Beautiful country"
"A beautiful painting"
"A beautiful theory"
"A beautiful party"
(3)   (of weather) highly enjoyable
"What a beautiful day"


  1. possessing charm and attractive
    Anyone who has ever met her thought she was absolutely beautiful.
  2. pleasant; clear.
  3. well executed
    The skater performed a beautiful axel.
  4. (as a pro-sentence) How beautiful that is!
    Beautiful! What a catch! (referring to an athlete catching a ball)
  5. (as a pro-sentence; ironic) How unfortunate that is!
    Beautiful! I dropped the soup on the floor!


attractive, cute, fair, good-looking, gorgeous, handsome, hot (slang), lovely, nice-looking, pretty, shapely, fit (slang) clear, fine, nice, pleasant, sunny excellent, exceptional, good, great, marvellous/marvelous, perfect, stylish, wonderful great, marvellous/marvelous, nice, very nice, wonderful (any of these can be prefixed with an intensifier such as bloody, damned or just)
  • See also Wikisaurus:beautiful


grotesque, hideous, homely, plain, misshapen, repulsive, ugly bad, cloudy, dull, miserable, overcast, rainy, wet average, bad, mediocre, poor, shoddy, substandard, terrible, weak