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pretty

1. adjective pleasant to look at, listen to etc2. adjective attractive in conventional way3. adjective (of man) attractive in feminine way4. adjective appealing5. adverb fairly6. adverb very
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1 adjective pleasant to look at, listen to etcgleoite adj3  c m udeas adj1  c m uálainn adj1  c m ua pretty little cottage teachín beag álainn, teachín beag gleoitethat's a pretty dress gúna gleoite is ea é sin, is gúna galánta é sinit's one of the prettiest towns in Scotland tá sé ar na bailte is deise in Albain 2 adjective attractive in conventional wayálainn adj1  c m udóighiúil adj2  c m udathúil adj2  c m ugleoite adj3  c m ua pretty girl cailín álainn, cailín dathúil, cailín tarraingteachshe's pretty! tá sise deas!, is í an ainnir í!
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3 adjective (of man) attractive in feminine waydathúil adj2  c m udóighiúil adj2  c m ugalánta adj3  c m uhe has a pretty, boyish face tá aghaidh óigeanta dhóighiúil airthey're just a bunch of pretty boys with no talent! níl iontu ach stócaigh dhathúla gan tallann! 4 adjective informal appealingdeas adj1  c m ugleoite adj3  c m utarraingteach adj1  c m uit's not pretty football ní peil dheas atá inti, níl sí tarraingteach mar pheil 5 adverb fairlymeasartha  c m uréasúnta  c m ucuibheasach  c m ucineál  c m uthat's pretty expensive tá sé sin measartha daor, tá sé sin cuibheasach costasachyou did pretty well last night rinne sibh go measartha maith aréir, rinne sibh go réasúnta maith aréirit's pretty cold tá sé fuar go maith, tá sé sách fuarthings are going pretty well at present tá rudaí ag dul maith go leor faoi láthair 6 adverb veryan-  c m ufíor- prefthar a bheith  c m uyou've done a pretty good job rinne tú thar cionn, tá obair an-mhaith déanta agat, tá an-obair déanta agatwe had a pretty good time bhí am fíormhaith againnthat's pretty nasty tá sé sin thar a bheith gránna, tá sé sin gránna go leorhe made a pretty fine mess of it! rinne sé ciseach cheart de!I have a pretty good idea what's going on tá barúil láidir agam cad é atá ag dul ar aghaidhyou'll have to be pretty damn quick! beidh ort bheith an-sciobtha ar fad!
phrases

a pretty penny

pingin mhaith airgidan t-uafás airgidgo leor airgidthat'll cost you a pretty penny cosnóidh sé sin pingin mhaith ort, cosnóidh sé sin lear mór ort, cosnóidh sé sin lán na laidhre ort

it's not a pretty sight

usually humorous ní deas an radharc é

not just a pretty face

(also

more than just a pretty face

) 1 clever as well as attractiveshe's not just a pretty face! ní as a haghaidh amháin a mholfar í! 2 useful, powerful etc as well as attractivethis mobile phone isn't just a pretty face tá gach uile bhua ag an nguthán póca seo

as pretty as a picture

an-dathúil go deoan-deas go deoan-álainn ar fadshe's as pretty as a picture tá sí an-dathúil go deo, tá sí chomh hálainn lena bhfaca tú riamh, is mór an spórt í

pretty well

(also

pretty much

) informalthe match is pretty well over tá an cluiche beagnach thart, tá an cluiche chóir a bheith thart, tá an cluiche ionann is thartI work on my own pretty much bím ag obair liom féin den chuid is móit's pretty much the same thing is é an dá mhar a chéile éthe story's pretty much the same here tá an scéal mórán mar an gcéanna anseo

pretty nearly

(also

pretty near

) informalbeagnachchóir a bheithwe're pretty nearly there táimid beagnach ansin, táimid ansin nach mór, nílimid i bhfad uaidh anois

pretty please

informalplease and pretty please le do thoil agus le do thoil arís

to be sitting pretty

bheith i do shuí go tebheith ar mhuin na muicebheith ar do sháimhín só

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