1. delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration
; - Example: "a beautiful child"- Example: "beautiful country"- Example: "a beautiful painting"- Example: "a beautiful theory"- Example: "a beautiful party"
2. (of weather) highly enjoyable
; - Example: "what a beautiful day"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Beautiful \Beau"ti*ful\ (b[=u]"t[i^]*f[.u]l), a.
Having the qualities which constitute beauty; pleasing to the
sight or the mind.
A circle is more beautiful than a square; a square is
more beautiful than a parallelogram. --Lord Kames.
Syn: Handsome; elegant; lovely; fair; charming; graceful;
pretty; delightful. See Fine. -- Beau"ti*ful*ly,
adv. -- Beau"ti*ful*ness, n.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or
emotional admiration; "a beautiful child"; "beautiful
country"; "a beautiful painting"; "a beautiful theory";
"a beautiful party" [ant: ugly]
2: (of weather) highly enjoyable; "what a beautiful day"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
57 Moby Thesaurus words for "beautiful":
admirable, aesthetic, aesthetically appealing, alluring, appealing,
art-conscious, artistic, arty, attractive, beauteous, bonny,
charming, choice, comely, delightful, elegant, endowed with beauty,
excellent, exquisite, eye-filling, fair, fine, first-rate,
flowerlike, glorious, good-looking, gorgeous, graceful, gracile,
handsome, hear, heavy, incomparable, lovely, magnificent,
of consummate art, ornamental, painterly, personable, pleasant,
pleasing, pretty, proper, pulchritudinous, radiant, resplendent,
smashing, spectacular, splendid, stunning, sublime, superb,
superior, tasteful, well done, well-favored, wonderful