Beauteous



beautiful.
Contemporary Examples

And, while there are many startlingly violent scenes, they are juxtaposed with beauteous ones.
‘12 Years a Slave,’ Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender, Is Mesmerizing Marlow Stern August 30, 2013

“Bring the drugs baby, I can bring my pain,” The Weeknd sings in his beauteous, soaring voice, backed by off-key sonic beats.
Best Music Albums of 2011: The Weeknd, Drake, Britney Spears, and More Marlow Stern December 30, 2011

We were both very taken with Anson, he was tall and beauteous and very, very young.
The Extinction Parade: An Original Zombie Story by Max Brooks Max Brooks January 13, 2011

So begins “Song For Zula,” a beauteous six-minute ballad courtesy of Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Matthew Houck and co.
The 13 Best Songs of 2013: Lorde, Kanye West, Beyoncé, and More Marlow Stern December 27, 2013

Historical Examples

Yes, but Harry Wallingford shall not marry my fair cousin, unless he gives his beauteous sister to me.
The White Rose of Memphis William C. Falkner

In vain they woo him with their beauteous eyes and breath of perfume.
Graham’s Magazine Vol XXXII. No. 5. May 1848 Various

She then espoused Delling, of the Æsir race, and their son was Day, (Dagr) a child light and beauteous like his father.
The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson

Fools and unwise are they who choose not beauteous men to be their generals.
The Symposium Xenophon

And he saw a beauteous maiden leaning her head out of a window of the tent, and he had never seen a maiden more lovely than she.
The Mabinogion Lady Charlotte Guest

Man’s labour is necessary to give it that beauteous exterior.
The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson Anthony Trollope

adjective
a poetic word for beautiful
adj.

mid-15c., from beauty + -ous. Now mostly limited to poetry and displaced elsewhere by beautiful. Related: Beauteously; beauteousness.

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