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Definition of handsome:

  1. Agreeable to the eye or to correct taste; having a pleasing appearance or expression; attractive; having symmetry and dignity; comely; -- expressing more than pretty, and less than beautiful; as, a handsome man or woman; a handsome garment, house, tree, horse.
  2. Ample; moderately large.
  3. Dexterous; skillful; handy; ready; convenient; - applied to things as persons.
  4. Evincing a becoming generosity or nobleness of character; liberal; generous.
  5. Suitable or fit in action; marked with propriety and ease; graceful; becoming; appropriate; as, a handsome style, etc.


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