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English definition of “handsome”

handsome

adjective (ATTRACTIVE)    /ˈhæn.səm/
B1 describes a man who is physically attractive in a traditional , male way: She's dreaming she'll be whisked off her feet by a tall , dark handsome stranger .AttractiveSexual attractionSmart and elegant describes a woman who is attractive but in a strong way: a handsome woman in her fifties AttractiveSexual attractionSmart and elegant handsomely     /-li/ adverb He said if his results were good, he would reward him handsomely.Plenty and abundant
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