(adjective, verb)


1. pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion

- very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome

Similar word(s): beautiful

2. generous.

- a freehanded host

- a handsome allowance

- her fond and openhanded grandfather

Similar word(s): generous, big, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, giving, liberal, openhanded

Sentences with handsome as an adjective:

- a handsome man; a handsome garment, house, tree, horse.

- a handsome style, etc.

- Handsome is as handsome does.

- a handsome salary


1. (transitive, obsolete) To render handsome.