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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] Not one so fair of face, of speech so lovely. --Robert of Brunne. [1913 Webster] If I had such a tire, this face of mine Were full as lovely as is this of hers. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Lovable; amiable; having qualities of any kind which excite, or are fitted to excite, love or friendship. [1913 Webster] A most lovely gentlemanlike man. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Loving; tender. [Obs.] "A lovely kiss." --Shak. [1913 Webster] Many a lovely look on them he cast. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 4. Very pleasing; -- applied loosely to almost anything which is not grand or merely pretty; as, a lovely view; a lovely valley; a lovely melody. [1913 Webster] Indeed these fields Are lovely, lovelier not the Elysian lawns. --Tennyson. Syn: Beautiful; charming; delightful; delectable; enchanting; lovable; amiable. [1913 Webster]




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