Pretty is a prevarication aimed to increase one’s prestige?
A pretty face is a pretentious face?
Pretty is pretension?
PRETTY (Source:OED Concise dic.)
1. attractive in a delicate way without being truly beautiful.
2. used ironically to express displeasure.
– (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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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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