AskDefine | Define beautiful

Dictionary Definition

beautiful adj
1 delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration; "a beautiful child"; "beautiful country"; "a beautiful painting"; "a beautiful theory"; "a beautiful party" [ant: ugly]
2 aesthetically pleasing
3 (of weather) highly enjoyable; "what a beautiful day"

User Contributed Dictionary




  • , /ˈbjuːtɪfəl/, /"bju:tIf@l/
  • Hyphenation: beau·ti·ful


  1. possessing charm and attractive.
    Anyone who has ever met her thought she was absolutely beautiful.
  2. In the context of "of the weather": 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!



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Related terms


possessing charm and attractive
of weather: pleasant, clear
well executed
  • Finnish: kaunis, loistava
ironic: how unfortunate
  • Finnish: loistava

Extensive Definition

Beautiful is an adjective used to describe things as posessing beauty. Beautiful can also refer to one of the following.
In music:
In film:
In culture:
  • The Beautiful Parade, an underground campaign to end apathy and restore beauty to culture
beautiful in Italian: Beautiful (disambigua)
beautiful in Japanese: ビューティフル
beautiful in Simple English: Beautiful
beautiful in Vietnamese: Beautiful (bài hát)

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