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Handsome vs. Sexy

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Handsomeadjective

(of people, things, etc) Having a good appearance; good-looking.

‘a handsome garment, house, tree, or horse’;

Sexyadjective

(of a person) Having sexual appeal; suggestive of sex.

‘The participants in the swimsuit competition are all very sexy.’;

Handsomeadjective

(of a man or boy) Visually attractive; pleasant looking, good-looking. Examples contradict label. Also, it seems to me that Austen uses "handsome" about women synonymously with "beautiful", so maybe that is an obsolete sense?

‘a handsome man’;

Sexyadjective

That can sexually attract or arouse.

‘She has a sexy voice!’;

Handsomeadjective

(of a woman) Striking, impressive and elegantly proportioned, though not typically beautiful.

Sexyadjective

(of a thing or concept) interesting, attractive or appealing.

‘The manufacturers have launched a sexy new car.’; ‘We have some sexy ideas on how to improve sales.’; ‘Being an undertaker is not a sexy career.’;

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Handsomeadjective

Good, appealing, appropriate.

Sexyadjective

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‘He didn't really like me; all he wanted was for me to be sexy with him.’;

Handsomeadjective

(of weather) Fine, clear and bright.

Sexyadjective

(mathematics) Used to describe prime numbers that differ from each other by six.

‘(73,79) is a sexy prime pair.’;

Handsomeadjective

Suitable or fit in action; marked with propriety and ease; appropriate.

‘a handsome style, etc.’;

Sexyadjective

marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest;

‘feeling sexy’; ‘sexy clothes’; ‘sexy poses’; ‘a sexy book’; ‘sexy jokes’;

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Handsomeadjective

Generous or noble in character.

‘Handsome is as handsome does.’;

Sexyadjective

exciting sexual desire

Handsomeadjective

Ample; moderately large.

‘a handsome salary’;

Handsomeadjective

Dexterous; skillful.

Handsomeverb

To render handsome.

Handsomeadjective

Dexterous; skillful; handy; ready; convenient; - applied to things as persons.

‘That they [engines of war] be both easy to be carried and handsome to be moved and turned about.’; ‘For a thief it is so handsome as it may seem it was first invented for him.’;

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Handsomeadjective

Agreeable to the eye or to correct taste; having a pleasing appearance or expression; attractive; having symmetry and dignity; comely; - expressing more than pretty, and less than beautiful; as, a handsome man or woman; a handsome garment, house, tree, horse.

Handsomeadjective

Suitable or fit in action; marked with propriety and ease; graceful; becoming; appropriate; as, a handsome style, etc.

‘Easiness and handsome address in writing.’;

Handsomeadjective

Evincing a becoming generosity or nobleness of character; liberal; generous.

‘Handsome is as handsome does.’;

Handsomeadjective

Ample; moderately large.

‘He . . . accumulated a handsome sum of money.’;

Handsomeverb

To render handsome.

Handsomeadjective

pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion;

‘a fine-looking woman’; ‘a good-looking man’; ‘better-looking than her sister’; ‘very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome’; ‘our southern women are well-favored’;

Handsomeadjective

given or giving freely;

‘was a big tipper’; ‘the bounteous goodness of God’; ‘bountiful compliments’; ‘a freehanded host’; ‘a handsome allowance’; ‘Saturday's child is loving and giving’; ‘a liberal backer of the arts’; ‘a munificent gift’; ‘her fond and openhanded grandfather’;

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