Beauty and Cleverness
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–noun, plural -ties. 1.the quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind, whether arising from sensory manifestations (as shape, color, sound, etc.), a meaningful design or pattern, or something else (as a personality in which high spiritual qualities are manifest). 2.a beautiful person, esp. a woman. 3.a beautiful thing, as a work of art or a building. 4.Often, beauties. something that is beautiful in nature or in some natural or artificial environment. 5.an individually pleasing or beautiful quality; grace; charm: a vivid blue area that is the one real beauty of the painting. 6.Informal. a particular advantage: One of the beauties of this medicine is the freedom from aftereffects. 7.(usually used ironically) something extraordinary: My sunburn was a real beauty. 8.something excellent of its kind: My old car was a beauty.
[Origin: 1225–75; ME be(a)ute < OF beaute; r. ME bealte < OF beltet < VL *bellitāt- (s. of *bellitās), equiv. to L bell(us) fine + -itāt- -ity]
—Synonyms 1. loveliness, pulchritude, comeliness, fairness, attractiveness. 2. belle.
—Antonyms 1. ugliness.
–adjective, -er, -est. 1.mentally bright; having sharp or quick intelligence; able. 2.superficially skillful, witty, or original in character or construction; facile: It was an amusing, clever play, but of no lasting value. 3.showing inventiveness or originality; ingenious: His clever device was the first to solve the problem. 4.adroit with the hands or body; dexterous or nimble. 5.Older Use. a.suitable; convenient; satisfactory. b.good-natured. c.handsome. d.in good health.
[Origin: 1175–1225; ME cliver, akin to OE clifer claw, clife burdock. See cleavers]
—Synonyms 1. ingenious, talented, quick-witted; smart, gifted; apt, expert. 4. skillful, agile, handy.
—Antonyms 1. stupid. 4. clumsy.