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handsome

Pronunciation: /ˈhænsəm/

Translation of handsome in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (handsomer, handsomest)

  • 1 1.1 (attractive) [man] apuesto, bien parecido, buen mozo (Latin America/América Latina) , guapo (especially Spain, Mexico/especialmente España, México) she's a handsome woman es una mujer apuesta, es muy buena moza (Latin America/América Latina) 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) [object/monument/binding] magnífico, bello
    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 [gesture] noble handsome is as handsome does obras son amores, que no buenas razones 2.2 [gift/offer] generoso, espléndido 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/inglés norteamericano) muy logrado

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