Meaning of “pretty” - Learner’s Dictionary


adverb us uk /ˈprɪti/ informal
Extra Examples
She runs every day so she's in pretty good shape.My software is pretty basic.The food was pretty average.He said he didn't go because it was raining, which is a pretty lame excuse if you ask me.I'm feeling pretty tired.

B1 quite, but not extremely:

The traffic was pretty bad.
I'm pretty sure they'll accept.
pretty much/well

B2 almost:

We've pretty much finished here.

(Definition of “pretty adverb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)