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13. beautiful :

adjective :

1. having beauty; having qualities that give great pleasure or satisfaction to see, hear, think about, etc.; delighting the senses or mind : a beautiful dress, a beautiful speech

2. excellent of its kind: a beautiful putt on the seventh hole : The chef served us a beautiful roast of beef.

noun :

3. (used with a plural verb) beautiful things or people collectively (usually prec. by the) : the good and the beautiful

4. the ideal of beauty (usually preceded by the) : to strive to attain the beautiful

Related Forms :

beautifully : adverb

beautifulness : noun

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