Pretty

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Definition

(it's) pretty (far): (it's) quite, rather, very (far)
adverb
I'm pretty tired, so I don't think I'll be going out tonight.

(a) pretty (girl): (a) beautiful, good-looking, attractive (girl)
adjective
You look pretty in that dress.

(it's) pretty much (the same): (it's) practically, basically, more or less (the same)
idiom
Pronunciation examples
UK: Have you seen the new girl? She's really pretty!
US: Not when you get up close - she's actually pretty ugly!
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Examples

  • "So, would you say that that's pretty much all you need to know about New Zealand and Australia?"
  • "I'm a close friend of singer Elkie Johns and I've been to some pretty wild parties."
  • "You sound very pretty."
  • "The pretty boy ran out of the bar."
  • "But I've got to warn you, these are some pretty serious tough hombres back there."
  • "That is a pretty cool costume you're wearing."
  • "This exhibit looks pretty popular though."
  • "Philip : Yeah, this dog thing is actually pretty cool."
  • "Industrial Fruit Concern Inc. has stated that if they acquire the juice business, they plan to completely change the company culture and business model, create hundreds of soulless storefronts across the world, and pretty much ruin everything that made it unique."
  • "Horatio : Yeah it's pretty cool."

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