American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Beautiful, especially to the sight.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Possessing beauty; sensuously beautiful.
- Synonyms Handsome, Pretty, etc. See beautiful.
- adj. archaic beautiful
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Mostly poetic Full of beauty; beautiful; very handsome.
- adj. (poetic )beautiful, especially to the sight
“They lay in beauteous sleep upon the bosom of the ocean, in colouring half intense, half languid, like the tints of the dog-rose and wild violet.”
“In the midst of this appalling ruin of the monuments of man's power, nature asserted her ascendancy, and shone more beauteous from the contrast.”
“The king, that calls your beauteous daughter wife.”
“It may be remarked, in passing, that the number of compositions in which the word "beauteous" was over-fondled, and human experience referred to as "life's page," was up to the usual average.”
“Saying "beauteous" after watching our Russian movie.”
“For this reason, seasoned filmgoers will likely be neither as astonished by its elliptical narrative structure and montage nor as stunned by the beauteous unfolding of sensory and conceptual permutations representing cosmological reality as they might have been three-to-four decades ago.”
“Roger is home with the beauteous young Jane, who adoringly presents him with copies of his memoir, Sterling's Gold.”
“Surely the day will come when its beauteous light shall shed illumination upon the assemblage of man.”
“But, like I said, if I can walk, I'll run back to Llanview to the beauteous bosoms of my Cramer women and the hoped-for-by-fans big face off with Viki.”
“Showing her the photos of my kids in all their beauteous youth.”
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