Pretty is pretension? Deep Dictionary Disambiguation

Pretty is a prevarication aimed to increase one’s prestige?

A pretty face is a pretentious face?

Pretty is pretension?

Beauty is.


PRETTY (Source:OED Concise dic.)

1. attractive in a delicate way without being truly beautiful.

2. used ironically to express displeasure.

– fairly

– trinket

– (used condescendingly) an attractive person.

*so, pretty is not a compliment… huh.


see also: pretext ; pretense/pretence ; pretend ; pretension ; pretentious ; prevaricate ; prima facie


Consider the convergence of these three words with one another.

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2 thoughts on “Pretty is pretension? Deep Dictionary Disambiguation”

  1. I love this word building. Pretty to me is.. “somewhat” because it depends how it is used in context in the sentence. It’s a pretty boring day, or a pretty awesome day. A pretty face, or a pretty ugly face.

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