Roget category 8456. Words relating to the sentient and moral
› 6.2. Personal affections
›› 6.2.2. Discriminative affections
to kalon [Gr.],
le beau ideal.
[Science of the perception of beauty] aesthetics, callaesthetics†.
[-beauty of people] pulchritude, form, elegance, grace, beauty unadorned, natural beauty — symmetry etc. 242 — comeliness, fairness etc. adj. — polish, gloss — good effect, good looks — belle tournure† — trigness† — bloom, brilliancy, radiance, splendor, gorgeousness, magnificence — sublimity, sublimification†.
concinnity†, delicacy, refinement — charm, je ne sais quoi [Fr.], style.
Venus, Aphrodite†, Hebe, the Graces, Peri, Houri, Cupid, Apollo†, Hyperion, Adonis†, Antionous†, Narcissus.
peacock, butterfly — garden — flower of, pink of — bijou — jewel etc. (ornament) 847 — work of art.
flower, flow'ret gay† — [flowers: list] wildflower — rose, 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.
beautifying — landscaping, landscape gardening — decoration etc. 847 — calisthenics†.
[person who is beautiful] beauty — hunk (of men).
render beautiful etc. adj. — beautify — polish, burnish — gild etc. (decorate) 847 — set out.
snatch a grace beyond the reach of art" [Pope].
bonny [Scot.] —
fit to be seen, passable, not amiss.
goodly, dapper, tight, jimp† — gimp — janty†, jaunty — trig, natty, quaint, trim, tidy, neat, spruce, smart, tricksy†.
bright, bright eyed — rosy cheeked, cherry cheeked — rosy, ruddy — blooming, in full bloom.
brilliant, shining — beamy†, beaming — sparkling, splendid, resplendent, dazzling, glowing — glossy, sleek.
rich, superb, magnificent, grand, fine, sublime, showy, specious.
artistic, artistical† — aesthetic — picturesque, pictorial — fait a peindre [Fr.] — well-composed, well grouped, well varied — curious.
enchanting etc. (pleasure-giving) 829 — becoming etc. (accordant) 23 — ornamental etc. 847.
undeformed, undefaced, unspotted — spotless etc. (perfect) 650.
auxilium non leve vultus habet [Lat.]
beauty born of murmuring sound"
flowers preach to us if we will hear"
gratior ac pulchro veniens in corpore gratior ac pulchro veniens in corpore virtus [Lat.]
none but the brave deserve the fair"
thou who hast the fatal gift of beauty"
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