- 1attractive in a delicate way without being beautiful
- 2to a moderately high degree; fairly
Using pretty: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "pretty" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
She's a pretty girl with blonde hair and blue eyes.
The sunset was pretty, but not as stunning as yesterday's.
He did a pretty good job on the project.
I'm pretty sure I left my keys on the table.
pretty Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with pretty
Can I have some ice cream, pretty please?
That car must have cost a pretty penny.
to make something look more attractive or appealing
She decided to pretty up her garden with some colorful flowers.
Origins of pretty
from Old English 'prættig', meaning 'cunning, sly'
Summary: pretty in Brief
The term 'pretty' [ˈprɪti] describes something that is attractive in a delicate way without being beautiful. It can also mean 'to a moderately high degree; fairly,' as in 'He did a pretty good job on the project.' Phrases like 'pretty please' and 'pretty penny' are common, and 'pretty up' means to make something look more attractive.