(Adverbs). In joke, in jest, in sport, for fun.
(Verbs). To be dull, etc.
To render dull, etc., damp, depress.
(Phrase). To throw cold water on.
(Adjectives). Dull 837, prosaic, prosing, prosy, unentertaining, flat, pointless, stolid, stupid, plodding, humdrum 841, pedestrian, literal, unimaginative, matter-of-fact, uninventive, slow; Botian.
(Phrases). Davus sum, non îdipus; aliquando bonus dormitat Homerus; dull as ditch-water.
A buffoon 599, farceur, merry-andrew, jack-pudding, tumbler, mountebank, charlatan, posture-master, harlequin, punch, punchinello, scaramouch, clown, pickle-herring, pantaloon, gipsy.
(Phrase). The life of the party.
2°. Discriminative Affections
Form, elegance, grace, symmetry, belle tournure; good looks.
Comeliness, seemliness, shapeliness, fairness, prettiness, neatness, spruceness, attractiveness, loveliness, quaintness, speciousness, polish, gloss, nattiness; a good effect.
Bloom, brilliancy, radiance, splendour, magnificence, sublimity.
Concinnity, delicacy, refinement.
Venus, Hebe, the Graces, Peri, Houri, Cupid, Apollo, Hyperion, Adonis, Antinous, Narcissus.
Peacock, butterfly; the flower of, the pink of, etc.; a garden, a picture.
(Phrases). Je ne sais quoi; le beau idéal; a sight for sore eyes.
(Verbs). To be beautiful; to shine, beam, bloom.
To render beautiful, etc., to beautify, embellish, adorn, deck, bedeck, decorate, set out, set off, ornament (see 847), dight, bedight, array, garnish, furbish, smarten, trick out, rig out, fig out, dandify, dress up, prank, prink, perk, preen, trim, embroider, emblazon, adonise.
To polish, burnish, gild, varnish, japan, enamel, lacquer, etc.
To powder, rouge, make up, etc.
(Adjectives). Beautiful, handsome, fine, pretty, lovely, graceful, elegant, delicate, refined, fair, personable, comely, seemly, bonny, buxom, well-favoured, proper, shapely, well-made, well-formed, well-proportioned, symmetrical, becoming, goodly, neat, dapper, tight, spruce, smart, dashing, swagger, dandified, natty, sleek, quaint, jaunty, bright-eyed, attractive, seductive, curious.
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