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1. handsome

adjective. ['ˈhænsəm'] pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion.

Synonyms

  • good-looking
  • well-favoured
  • better-looking
  • fine-looking
  • beautiful

Antonyms

  • unfruitful
  • unoriginal
  • small
  • little

Etymology

  • -some (English)
  • σῶμα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • hand (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Handsome

  • transom
  • bransom
  • sansom
  • ransome
  • ransom
  • hansom

How do you pronounce handsome?

Pronounce handsome as ˈhænsəm.

US - How to pronounce handsome in American English

UK - How to pronounce handsome in British English

How to spell handsome? Is it andsome? Or hand-some? Common misspellings are:

  • andsome
  • hand-some

Example sentences of the word handsome


1. Adjective
Hugh and Russell are good choices for a handsome fellow.

2. Noun, singular or mass
To achieve this handsome, striking look, you will need some practice and patience.

Quotes containing the word handsome


1. When I look in the mirror, I see someone who's happy with how he looks, because I was never one of the handsome Hollywood people. And I've had success as I've gotten older, because I'm able to play characters. I no longer get the girl, but I get the part.
- Michael Caine

2. Do you remember back at the hotel when you promised that if we lived, you’d get dressed up in a nurse’s outfit and give me a sponge bath?"asked Jace."It was Simon who promised you the sponge bath.""As soon as I’m back on my feet, handsome,"said Simon."I knew we should have left you a rat.
- Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

3. I don't call you handsome, sir, though I love you most dearly: far too dearly to flatter you. Don't flatter me.
- Charlotte Bronte

2. handsome

adjective. ['ˈhænsəm'] given or giving freely.

Synonyms

  • giving
  • bountiful
  • freehanded
  • bighearted
  • big
  • liberal
  • bounteous
  • generous

Antonyms

  • humble
  • nonpregnant
  • immature
  • inconspicuous

Etymology

  • -some (English)
  • σῶμα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • hand (English)
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