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"pretty" in British English

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prettyadverb

uk   /ˈprɪt.i/  us   /ˈprɪt̬.i/ 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.
pretty much/well
B1 almost: I've pretty much ​finished here. She ​knows pretty well everything there is to ​know on the ​subject.

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prettyadjective

uk   /ˈprɪt.i/  us   /ˈprɪt̬.i/
A2 pleasant to ​look at, or (​especially of ​girls or women or things ​relating to them) ​attractive or ​pleasant in a ​delicate way: That's a pretty ​hat you're ​wearing. The ​sofa was ​covered in very pretty ​flowerymaterial. She's got such a pretty ​daughter.

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prettiness
noun [U] uk   /ˈprɪt.i.nəs/  us   /ˈprɪt̬.i.nəs/
Her prettiness was ​matched by her ​intelligence.
(Definition of pretty from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pretty" in American English

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prettyadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /ˈprɪt̬·i/
pleasant to ​look at, or (esp. of ​girls or women or things ​connected with them) ​attractive or ​charming in a ​delicate way: a pretty ​view My ​oldersister is prettier than I am.

prettyadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈprɪt̬·i/
(used to give ​emphasis) to a ​largedegree; to some ​degree: I’ve got a pretty ​clearidea of what’s going on. She was pretty ​tired. "How are you ​feeling?" "Pretty good, ​thanks."
(Definition of pretty from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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