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Roget category 845

6. Words relating to the sentient and moral
6.2. Personal affections
›› 6.2.2. Discriminative affections

#845. Beauty


beauty, the beautiful, to kalon [Gr.], le beau ideal.
[Science of the perception of beauty] aesthetics, callaesthetics.
[-beauty of people] pulchritude, form, elegance, grace, beauty unadorned, natural beautysymmetry etc. 242comeliness, fairness etc. adj. — polish, glossgood effect, good looksbelle tournuretrignessbloom, brilliancy, radiance, splendor, gorgeousness, magnificencesublimity, sublimification.
concinnity, delicacy, refinementcharm, je ne sais quoi [Fr.], style.
Venus, Aphrodite, Hebe, the Graces, Peri, Houri, Cupid, Apollo, Hyperion, Adonis, Antionous, Narcissus.
peacock, butterflygardenflower of, pink ofbijoujewel etc. (ornament) 847work of art.
flower, flow'ret gay[flowers: list] wildflowerrose, lily, anemone, asphodel, buttercup, crane's bill, daffodil, tulip, tiger lily, day lily, begonia, marigold, geranium, lily of the valley, ranunculus, rhododendron, windflower.
pleasurableness etc. 829.
beautifyinglandscaping, landscape gardeningdecoration etc. 847calisthenics.
[person who is beautiful] beautyhunk (of men).


be beautiful etc. adj. — shine, beam, bloombecome one etc. (accord) 23set off, grace.
render beautiful etc. adj. — beautifypolish, burnishgild etc. (decorate) 847set out.
snatch a grace beyond the reach of art" [Pope].


beautiful, beauteoushandsomegorgeousprettylovely, graceful, elegant, prepossessingattractive etc. (inviting) 615delicate, dainty, refinedfair, personable, comely, seemlybonny [Scot.]good-lookingwell-favored, well-made, well-formed, well-proportionedproper, shapelysymmetrical etc. (regular) 242harmonious etc. (color) 428sightly.
fit to be seen, passable, not amiss.
goodly, dapper, tight, jimpgimpjanty, jauntytrig, natty, quaint, trim, tidy, neat, spruce, smart, tricksy.
bright, bright eyedrosy cheeked, cherry cheekedrosy, ruddyblooming, in full bloom.
brilliant, shiningbeamy, beamingsparkling, splendid, resplendent, dazzling, glowingglossy, sleek.
rich, superb, magnificent, grand, fine, sublime, showy, specious.
artistic, artisticalaestheticpicturesque, pictorialfait a peindre [Fr.]well-composed, well grouped, well variedcurious.
enchanting etc. (pleasure-giving) 829becoming etc. (accordant) 23ornamental etc. 847.
undeformed, undefaced, unspottedspotless etc. (perfect) 650.


auxilium non leve vultus habet [Lat.] [Ovid]; beauty born of murmuring sound" [Wordsworth]; flowers preach to us if we will hear" [C.G. Rossetti]; gratior ac pulchro veniens in corpore gratior ac pulchro veniens in corpore virtus [Lat.] [Vergil]; none but the brave deserve the fair" [Dryden]; thou who hast the fatal gift of beauty" [Byron].

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