From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbeautifulbeau‧ti‧ful /ˈbjuːtəfəl/ ●●●S1W2 adjective1BEAUTIFUL/GOOD-LOOKINGsomeone or something that is beautiful is extremely attractive to look atShe was even more beautiful than I had remembered.a beautiful bunch of flowers2GOOD/EXCELLENTvery good or giving you great pleasureSYN lovelybeautiful musicWhat a beautiful shot!The weather was beautiful.► see thesaurus at good —beautifully adverbTHESAURUSpersonbeautiful a beautiful woman or child has perfect good looksGrace Kelly was a very beautiful woman.a beautiful babygood-looking a good-lookingperson looks nice. Good-looking is very common in spoken EnglishHe’s a good-looking guy, but he’s a bit boring.Do you think she’s good-looking?attractive an attractive person looks nice, especially in a way that makes you feel sexually interested in themShe’s a very attractive woman.A lot of women find him attractive.pretty a prettygirl or woman looks nice – used especially about a woman who has a nice faceYou look pretty with your hair down.She has a very pretty face.handsome a handsome man or boy looks nice – used especially about a man who has a nice face. Handsome is also sometimes used, especially in literature, to describe a woman who is good-looking and has a strong faceHe was tall, dark, and handsome.She was a big, handsome woman.gorgeous/stunning spoken extremely attractive. Gorgeous is used especially by womenShe thinks Brad Pitt is gorgeous.You look absolutely stunning in that dress!cute spoken nice to look at – used about animals, babies, children, and youngadultsa cute little puppyShe thinks you’re cute!lovely spoken used when saying that someone looks very niceYou look lovely tonight.place/thing etcbeautiful used to describe something that looks, feels, sounds etc so good that it gives you a lot of pleasurea beautiful tropical beacha beautiful songThe weather was beautiful.lovely spoken used when saying that something looks, feels, or sounds very niceWhat a lovely day!a lovely voicea lovely perfume prettypleasant to look at – often used about things that are not big or impressivea pretty little pink dressa pretty villageattractive pleasant to look at. Attractive sounds more formal than prettyan attractive white-painted cottage with green shuttersan attractive citymagnificent very big, beautiful, and impressive – used about buildings, objects, and viewsThe Taj Mahal always looks magnificent.a magnificent Persian carpet There were magnificent views over the old city. picturesque written pleasant to look at – used in written descriptions of towns, buildings, and placesthe picturesque harbour town of CastletonRegensburg Cathedral occupies a picturesque position on the River Danube in Bavaria.stunning/breathtaking extremely beautiful and impressive – used especially about views All around is a stunning view of Cape Town.The landscape is breathtaking. exquisite /ɪkˈskwɪzət, ˈekskwɪ-/ used to describe things that have very beautiful small details, especially things that have been made with a lot of skillan exquisite piece of jewelleryan exquisite floweran exquisite picture of a bird of paradise elegantdesigned in a way that looks very attractive and has a lot of stylean elegant Neo-Classical building a long and elegant staircaseGRAMMAR: Order of adjectivesIf there is more than one adjective, the adjectives are usually used in a fixed order. You say: It’s a beautiful old village.✗Don’t say: It’s an old beautiful village.You say: He has beautiful brown eyes.✗Don’t say: He has brown beautiful eyes.