Handsomely Hand"some*ly, adv. 1. In a handsome manner. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) Carefully; in shipshape style. [1913 Webster]

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  • handsomely — (adv.) 1540s, conveniently, from HANDSOME (Cf. handsome) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). Meaning attractively is from 1610s; liberally from 1735 …   Etymology dictionary

  • handsomely — [adv] abundantly amply, bountifully, generously, lavishly, liberally, magnanimously, munificently, nobly, plentifully, richly; concept 781 Ant. insignificantly, poorly …   New thesaurus

  • handsomely — adv. Handsomely is used with these verbs: ↑contribute, ↑illustrate, ↑pay, ↑produce, ↑reward, ↑win …   Collocations dictionary

  • handsomely — handsome ► ADJECTIVE (handsomer, handsomest) 1) (of a man) good looking. 2) (of a woman) striking and imposing rather than conventionally pretty. 3) (of a thing) well made, imposing, and of obvious quality. 4) (of an amount) substantial; sizeable …   English terms dictionary

  • handsomely — adverb see handsome …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • handsomely — /han seuhm lee/, adv. in a handsome manner; pleasingly; successfully. [1540 50; HANDSOME + LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • handsomely — adverb a) In a handsome manner. b) Carefully; in shipshape style …   Wiktionary

  • handsomely — Synonyms and related words: attractively, beauteously, beautifully, becomingly, bigheartedly, bounteously, bountifully, chivalrously, comelily, elegantly, exquisitely, freehandedly, freeheartedly, freely, generously, graciously, greatheartedly,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • handsomely — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. nobly, liberally, magnanimously; see abundantly , generously 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • handsomely — adv. beautifully, attractively; pleasingly, graciously; generously, amply …   English contemporary dictionary

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