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Yalow
 
Reply Sun 24 Apr, 2022 03:30 pm
"But he was so handsome, so pretty even..."
What is the difference between 'pretty' and 'handsome', or 'beautiful'?
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roger
 
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Reply Sun 24 Apr, 2022 04:23 pm
@Yalow,
No idea. I used to know what all those words, and many others meant. I now realize my ignorance.
Merliah
 
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Reply Sun 24 Apr, 2022 04:56 pm
@Yalow,
Pretty I believe just means above average in appearance but not in a striking more universal way which would describe beautiful, a word more generally applied to females than males, or to describe an object or animal ( e.g. a butterfly, sunset, flower). It can also be an understated way of describing beauty whether physical or non-physical.

Handsome is the male equivalent of beautiful and more commonly relevant to males than females but can also pertain to more business-like objects and concepts (a handsome salary, a handsome briefcase 💼, a handsome pair of dress shoes) or a female who is good-looking but in a more masculine/authoritative way.

Beautiful can also describe a male who embodies and radiates both inner and outer beauty, not necessarily in a feminine way but in a way that can appear multi-dimensional to the observer. It can also refer to children, babies, puppies in a similarly generalized, unisex manner.

Pretty however can also apply to attractive males with more girlish delicate facial structures.

It also can just depend on one's perception.
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Yalow
 
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Reply Sun 24 Apr, 2022 05:33 pm
Thanks!
Merliah
 
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Reply Sun 24 Apr, 2022 05:48 pm
@Yalow,
You're welcome.
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ascribbler
 
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Reply Sun 24 Apr, 2022 11:29 pm
@Yalow,
The preponderance of pulchritude.
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glitterbag
 
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Reply Mon 25 Apr, 2022 12:42 am
@roger,
roger wrote:

No idea. I used to know what all those words, and many others meant. I now realize my ignorance.


There are times Roger, when you just brighten up my day.
Mame
 
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Reply Mon 25 Apr, 2022 04:24 pm
@glitterbag,
Amen to that, GB. I was thinking of replacing my tagline with this one, also attributed anonymously Smile

Gotta love old Rog...
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 26 Apr, 2022 01:20 am
He was pretty ugly.
roger
 
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Reply Tue 26 Apr, 2022 02:25 am
@izzythepush,
Don't keep me from being loveable!
izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 26 Apr, 2022 03:46 am
@roger,
I don't think it's down to me.
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