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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/
prettiness
noun [U] uk   /ˈprɪt.i.nəs/ us   /ˈprɪt̬.i.nəs/
Her prettiness was matched by her intelligence.
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"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 older sister is prettier than I am.

prettyadverb [not gradable]

us   /ˈprɪt̬·i/
(used to give emphasis) to a large degree; to some degree: I’ve got a pretty clear idea 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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“pretty” in British English

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