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American English: /ˈhæn(t)səm/
British English: /ˈhans(ə)m/

Translation of handsome in Spanish:

adjective handsomer, handsomest

  • 1 1.1 (attractive) she's a handsome woman
    es una mujer apuesta
    es muy buena moza (Latin America)
    the horse was a handsome specimen
    el caballo era un magnífico ejemplar
    Example sentences
    • He's handsome, with chiselled good looks and hypnotic blue eyes that make Mel Gibson's pale by comparison.
    • In the same way as the handsome David replaced the good-looking Saul, Esther replaced Vashti.
    • He was extraordinarily handsome - better looking than most movie stars.
    1.2 (impressive)
    Example sentences
    • Serious hunters have long sought Zeiss riflescopes for their handsome looks and quality optics.
    • They said, however, that it was a handsome town and that with continued effort and support from businesses and individuals it had great potential.
    • Built in 1778, this handsome town house is set within screened gardens that overlook Banff and the mouth of the River Deveron.
  • 2 2.1
    handsome is as handsome does
    obras son amores, que no buenas razones
    they won by a handsome margin
    ganaron por un amplio margen
    he got a handsome return on his investment
    obtuvo un excelente beneficio de su inversión
    Example sentences
    • Congratulations to those involved with the venture as a very handsome sum of money was raised and overall it was a great night, enjoyed by all present.
    • First of all one has to pay quite a handsome sum of money for its large cage and feed.
    • Under the government guidelines, journalists cough up a handsome sum of money to the government and individual officials.
  • 3 (well rendered)
    (American English)
    muy logrado

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