-handsome, pretty, beautiful-

Nota d'uso
La parola handsome si usa quasi esclusivamente in riferimento agli uomini e descrive in genere un tipo di bellezza considerato tipicamente maschile. Se si usa per una donna, quindi, esprime un tipo di bellezza che non è considerato tipicamente femminile. Al contrario, pretty si usa quasi esclusivamente per descrivere una forma di bellezza convenzionalmente femminile, e perciò se attribuito a un uomo o un ragazzo, può avere una sfumatura ironica o addirittura spregiativa. Beautiful significa “bello” o “molto bello” in senso generale ed è un termine più neutro rispetto a pretty o handsome; in riferimento alle persone, si usa soprattutto per descrivere le donne.

English-Italian dictionary. 2013.

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