lovely


lovely
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W3S2 [ˈlʌvli] adj comparative lovelier superlative loveliest
1.) especially BrE beautiful or attractive
She had a lovely face.
What a lovely house!
You look lovely in that dress.
He was a lovely little boy.
What a lovely day!
2.) spoken especially BrE very pleasant, enjoyable, or good
Thank you for a lovely evening.
That was a lovely cup of tea.
3.) informal especially BrE friendly and pleasant
Richard's a lovely person.
4.) BrE spoken used to say that something is not at all enjoyable or good
'The cat threw up all over the carpet!' 'Lovely!'
You've made a lovely mess in here.
5.) lovely and warm/fresh/clean etc
BrE spoken used to emphasize how good something is
This bread's lovely and fresh.
6.) BrE spoken used to show that you are pleased with something
Push it right across. That's it, lovely.
>loveliness n [U]

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Lovely — Love ly, a. [Compar. {Lovelier}; superl. {Loveliest}.] [AS. luflic.] 1. Having such an appearance as excites, or is fitted to excite, love; beautiful; charming; very pleasing in form, looks, tone, or manner. Lovely to look on. Piers Plowman.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • lovely — [luv′lē] adj. lovelier, loveliest [ME luvelich < OE luflic] having those qualities that inspire love, affection, or admiration; specif., a) beautiful; exquisite b) morally or spiritually attractive; gracious c) Informal highly enjoyable [a… …   English World dictionary

  • Lovely — Love ly, adv. In a manner to please, or to excite love. [Obs. or R.] Tyndale. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lovely — index elegant, sapid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • lovely — O.E. luflic affectionate, loveable; see LOVE (Cf. love) (n.) + LY (Cf. ly) (1). The modern sense of lovable on account of beauty, attractive is from c.1300, applied indiscriminately to all pleasing material objects, from a piece of plum cake to a …   Etymology dictionary

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