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pretty

adverb uk   /ˈprɪt.i/ us    /ˈprɪt̬-/ informal
B1 quite, but not extremely: The house has four bedrooms, so it's pretty big. I'm pretty sure it was her. I've got a pretty good idea of how to get there.Some and quite pretty much/well B1 almost: I've pretty much finished here. She knows pretty well everything there is to know on the subject.AlmostMerely and barely

pretty

adjective uk   /ˈprɪt.i/ us    /ˈprɪt̬-/
A2 pleasant to look at, or (especially of girls or women or things connected with them) attractive or pleasant in a delicate way: That's a pretty hat you're wearing. The sofa was covered in very pretty flowery material. She's got such a pretty daughter.AttractiveSexual attractionSmart and elegant
prettiness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Beauty and attractiveness
(Definition of pretty from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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