Monday, March 16, 2009

Synonyms for Beautiful

So.. if in need of other words for beautiful, try these...

alluring (very attractive or tempting; enticing; seductive)
angelic (like an angel, esp. in virtue, beauty, etc. Example: angelic sweetness.)
appealing (a rather dry substitute for "beautiful"..)
beauteous (beautiful, especially to the sight)
bewitching (as in enchanting, charming, fascinating, so beautiful with spice)
charming (as in pleasing, delightful - again a not quite up-to-the-task word for beautiful)
classy (stylish, admirably smart, elegant)
comely (pleasing in appearance, attractive, fair)
cute (pleasingly pretty, hardly an adequate replacement)
dazzling (deeply impressive)
delicate (dainty, exquisite or refined in perception or feeling; sensitive)
delightful (highly pleasing)
divine (perfect, of superhuman or surpassing excellence)
enticing (highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire)
exquisite (of special beauty or charm, or rare and appealing excellence)
fair (pleasing in appearance, attractive)
fine (meaning a multitude of things, amongst other good-looking and handsome)
good-looking (a pretty descriptive and self-explanatory variaton on "beautiful")
gorgeous (splendid or sumptuous in appearance, magnificent)
graceful (characterized by elegance or beauty of form, manner, movement, or speech)
grand (first-rate, very good, splendid, noble, majestic, dignified)
handsome (having an attractive, well-proportioned, and imposing appearance suggestive of health and strength)
ideal (conceived as constituting a standard of perfection or excellence)
lovely (charmingly or exquisitely beautiful, having a beauty that appeals to the heart or mind as well as to the eye, as a person or a face.)
magnificent (of exceptional beauty, extraordinarily fine, superb)
marvelous (superb, excellent, incredible)
nice (really? No...)
pleasing (much better than "nice", huh?)
pretty (pleasing or attractive to the eye, as by delicacy or gracefulness)
pulchritudinous (this has got to be the best alternate word for "beautiful" of them all - AND - it's so easy on the tongue! Anyway, it refers to physical beauty)
radiant (bright with joy, hope, etc.)
ravishing (extremely beautiful or attractive, enchanting, entrancing)
refined (oil? No, they mean "having or showing well-bred feeling, taste, etc.")
resplendent (shining brilliantly, gleaming, splendid)
shapely (having a pleasing shape, esp. with reference to a woman's figure)
sightly (pleasing to the sight, attractive)
splendid (gorgeous, magnificent, sumptuous)
statuesque (as in "beautiful as a statue"? How about ficusesque as an additional option?)
stunning (of striking beauty or excellence)
sublime (complete, absolute, supreme, outstanding)
superb (ace, of a proudly imposing appearance or kind)
symmetrical (this is actually listed as a synonym for "beautiful", which I find rather odd. Who is to say that symmetry is beautiful and assymetry isn't?)
taking (captivating, winning or pleasing)
well-formed (I'll say no more)
wonderful (of a sort that causes or arouses wonder, amazing, astonishing)

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