One of my all time favourite shows is the classic NBC sitcom NewsRadio. On one episode, the women of WNYX debated the many variations of the word “pretty.” Pretty means just pretty but there are several other words that mean pretty but don’t mean exactly the same thing.
So to make sure that you use the right word to describe a woman, here are the various definitions of words meaning pretty and visual examples of each definition.
Pretty = Pretty
Cute = Pretty but Short and/or Hyperactive
Beautiful = Pretty and Tall
Gorgeous = Pretty with Great Hair
Striking = Pretty with a Big Nose
Voluptuous = Pretty and Fat
Sexy = Pretty and Easy
Exotic = Ugly
If you don’t believe me, here’s the full NewsRadio scene about pretty.