Handsome meaning

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Pleasing in form or appearance, especially having strong or distinguished features.

A handsome man; a woman with a handsome face.

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Having a good appearance.
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Having stately or attractive proportions or appearance; impressive.

A handsome manor; a sleek, handsome car.

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Large; impressive; considerable.

A handsome sum.

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Appropriate or fitting.

A handsome location for the new school.

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Good-looking; of pleasing appearance.

A handsome lad, a handsome antique desk.

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Generous; magnanimous; gracious.

A handsome gesture.

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Large in amount or measure; generous or considerable.

A handsome reward; won by a handsome margin.

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Moderately large.
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Edmund Spenser,.

For a thief it is so handsome as it may seem it was first invented for him.

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(of a woman) Striking, impressive and elegantly proportioned, though not typically beautiful.
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Suitable or fit in action; marked with propriety and ease; graceful; becoming; appropriate.

A handsome style, etc.

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Evincing a becoming generosity or nobleness of character; liberal; generous.

Handsome is as handsome does.

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Ample; moderately large.
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(obsolete) To render handsome.
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The definition of handsome is someone (especially a man) who is good looking, something well made, or something substantial or generous.

An example of handsome is an attractive male actor.

An example of handsome is a woman who is good looking but not necessarily pretty.

An example of handsome is a beautiful and well-made coat.

An example of handsome is a very large donation to charity.

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Marked by or requiring skill or dexterity.

Did some handsome maneuvers on the skating rink.

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(of a man) Agreeable to the eye or to correct taste; having a pleasing appearance or expression; attractive.

A handsome man; a handsome garment, house, tree, horse.

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Origin of handsome

Middle English handsom handy hand hand (from Old English) -som n. suff. –some1