(Adverbs). In joke, in jest, in sport, for fun.

  1. Dullness (Substantives), heaviness, stolidness, stolidity, stupidity 499, flatness, prosiness, gravity 837, solemnity; prose, matter of fact; a wet blanket.
  2. (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; Bœotian.

    (Phrases). Davus sum, non îdipus; aliquando bonus dormitat Homerus; dull as ditch-water.

  3. A Humorist (Substantives), wag, wit, funny man, epigrammatist, bel esprit, jester, joker, Joe Miller, drôle de corps, gaillard.
  4. 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
  • Beauty (Substantives), handsomeness, beauteousness, beautifulness, pulchritude, to kalon, Æsthetics.
  • 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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