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English definition of “pretty”

pretty

adverb     /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 Grammar:PrettyWe can use pretty as an adverb, before an adjective or another adverb, meaning ‘quite, but not extremely’. It is informal:
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