Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 845 (Beauty)

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#845. Beauty. -- N. beauty, the beautiful, </to kalon/>[Grk], le beau ideal.

[Science of the perception of beauty] aesthetics, callaesthetics|!.

[of people] pulchritude, form elegance, grace, beauty unadorned, natural beauty; symmetry &c. 242; comeliness, fairness &c. adj.; polish, gloss; good effect, good looks; belle tournure[obs]; trigness[obs]; bloom, brilliancy, radiance, splendor, gorgeousness, magnificence; sublimity, sublimification|.

concinnity[obs], delicacy, refinement; charm, je ne sais quoi[Fr], style.

Venus, Aphrodite[obs], Hebe, the Graces, Peri, Houri, Cupid, Apollo[obs], Hyperion, Adonis[obs], Antionous[obs], Narcissus.

peacock, butterfly; garden; flower of, pink of; bijou; jewel &c. (ornament) 847; work of art.

flower, flow'ret gay[obs], wildflower; rose[flowers: list], lily, anemone, asphodel, buttercup, crane's bill, daffodil, tulip, tiger lily, day lily, begonia, marigold, geranium, lily of the valley, ranunculus[ISA:herb@flowering], rhododendron, windflower.

pleasurableness &c 829.

beautifying; landscaping, landscape gardening; decoration &c. 847; calisthenics|!.

[person who is beautiful] beauty; hunk [of men].

V. be beautiful &c. adj.; shine, beam, bloom; become one &c. (accord) 23; set off, grace.

render beautiful &c. adj.; beautify; polish, burnish; gild &c. (decorate) 847; set out.

"snatch a grace beyond the reach of art" [Pope].

Adj. beautiful, beauteous; handsome; gorgeous; pretty; lovely, graceful, elegant, prepossessing; attractive &c. (inviting) 615; delicate, dainty, refined; fair, personable, comely, seemly; bonny [Scottish]; good- looking; well-favored, well-made, well-formed, well-proportioned; proper, shapely; symmetrical &c. (regular) 242; harmonious &c. (color) 428; sightly.

fit to be seen, passable, not amiss.

goodly, dapper, tight, jimp[obs]; gimp; janty[obs], jaunty; trig, natty, quaint, trim, tidy,neat, spruce, smart, tricksy[obs].

bright, bright eyed; rosy cheeked, cherry cheeked; rosy, ruddy; blooming, in full bloom.

brilliant, shining; beamy[obs], beaming; sparkling, splendid, resplendent, dazzling, glowing; glossy, sleek.

rich, superb, magnificent, grand, fine, sublime, showy, specious.

artistic, artistical[obs]; aesthetic; picturesque, pictorial; fait a peindre[Fr]; well-composed, well grouped, well varied; curious.

enchanting &c. (pleasure-giving) 829; becoming &c. (accordant) 23; ornamental &c. 847.

undeformed, undefaced, unspotted; spotless &c. (perfect) 650.

Phr. 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 virtus [Lat][Vergil]; "none but the brave deserve the fair" [Dryden]; "thou who hast the fatal gift of beauty" [Byron].