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handsome

adjective uk   /ˈhæn.səm/ us  

handsome adjective (ATTRACTIVE)

B1 A handsome man is physically attractive in a traditional, male way: Her dream is to be whisked off her feet by a tall, dark handsome stranger. A handsome woman is attractive but in a strong way: a handsome woman in her fifties
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handsome adjective (LARGE AMOUNT)

C2 [before noun] large in amount: They made a handsome profit on their house.
handsomely
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
She said if his results were good, she would reward him handsomely.
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