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Prety vs. Pretty: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Published on December 27, 2023
Prety is an incorrect spelling; the correct spelling is pretty. Pretty refers to pleasing to the eye or mind aesthetically.

Which is correct: Prety or Pretty

How to spell Pretty?

Prety is Incorrect

Pretty is Correct

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Sawaira Riaz
Dec 27, 2023
Both 'pretty' and 'petty' have double 't's, despite different meanings.
Janet White
Dec 27, 2023
Pronounce it as 'preT-Ty', emphasizing the double 't'.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 27, 2023
Link 'pretty' with words like 'city', which also have double 't's.
Huma Saeed
Dec 27, 2023
Remember that 'pretty' contains two 't's, unlike 'prety'.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 27, 2023
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Pretty Definitions

Attractive in a delicate way without being truly beautiful or handsome.
The garden looked pretty with its colorful flowers.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 08, 2023
Used to signify a moderate amount or degree.
She was pretty sure that the keys were in her bag.
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Dec 08, 2023
Reasonably or fairly good, but not excellent.
He did a pretty good job fixing the fence.
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Dec 08, 2023
Pleasing by delicacy or grace, not grand or strong.
She wore a pretty dress to the party.
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Dec 08, 2023
To make something look more attractive or pleasant.
She prettied up the room with fresh flowers.
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Dec 08, 2023
Pleasing or attractive in a graceful or delicate way.
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Clever; adroit
A pretty maneuver.
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Very bad; terrible
In a pretty predicament.
A situation that has reached a pretty pass.
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Dec 08, 2023
Ostensibly or superficially attractive but lacking substance or conviction
Full of pretty phrases.
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Dec 08, 2023
(Informal) Considerable in size or extent
A pretty fortune.
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Dec 08, 2023
To a fair degree; moderately
A pretty good student.
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Dec 08, 2023
In a pretty manner; prettily or pleasingly.
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Dec 08, 2023
One that is pretty.
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Dec 08, 2023
Pretties Delicate clothing, especially lingerie.
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Dec 08, 2023
To make pretty
Pretty up the house.
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Dec 08, 2023
Pleasant to the sight or other senses; attractive, especially of women or children.
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Dec 08, 2023
Of objects or things: nice-looking, appealing.
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Dec 08, 2023
Fine-looking; only superficially attractive; initially appealing but having little substance; see petty.
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Dec 08, 2023
Cunning; clever, skilful.
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(dated) Moderately large; considerable.
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Dec 08, 2023
(dated) Excellent, commendable, pleasing; fitting or proper (of actions, thoughts etc.).
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Dec 08, 2023
(ironic) Awkward, unpleasant.
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Dec 08, 2023
Somewhat, fairly, quite; sometimes also (by meiosis) very.
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Dec 08, 2023
(dialect) Prettily, in a pretty manner.
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Dec 08, 2023
A pretty person; a term of address to a pretty person.
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Dec 08, 2023
Something that is pretty.
We'll stop at the knife store and look at the sharp pretties.
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Dec 08, 2023
To make pretty; to beautify
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Dec 08, 2023
Pleasing by delicacy or grace; attracting, but not striking or impressing; of a pleasing and attractive form a color; having slight or diminutive beauty; neat or elegant without elevation or grandeur; pleasingly, but not grandly, conceived or expressed; as, a pretty face; a pretty flower; a pretty poem.
This is the prettiest lowborn lass that everRan on the greensward.
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Dec 08, 2023
Moderately large; considerable; as, he had saved a pretty fortune.
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Dec 08, 2023
Affectedly nice; foppish; - used in an ill sense.
The pretty gentleman is the most complaisant in the world.
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Dec 08, 2023
Mean; despicable; contemptible; - used ironically; as, a pretty trick; a pretty fellow.
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Dec 08, 2023
Stout; strong and brave; intrepid; valiant.
[He] observed they were pretty men, meaning not handsome.
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Dec 08, 2023
In some degree; moderately; considerably; rather; almost; - less emphatic than very; as, I am pretty sure of the fact; pretty cold weather.
Pretty plainly professes himself a sincere Christian.
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Pleasing by delicacy or grace; not imposing;
Pretty girl
Pretty song
Pretty room
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(used ironically) unexpectedly bad;
A pretty mess
A pretty kettle of fish
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Used as an intensifier (`jolly' is used informally in Britain);
Pretty big
Pretty bad
Jolly decent of him
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Dec 08, 2023

FAQs

What is the root word of pretty?

The root word of pretty is the Middle English 'prettie'.
Harlon Moss
Dec 27, 2023

What is the pronunciation of pretty?

Pretty is pronounced as \ˈpri-tē.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 27, 2023

Which vowel is used before pretty?

The vowel 'e' is used before the double 't' in pretty.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 27, 2023

Why is it called pretty?

Pretty comes from Middle English 'prettie', meaning cunning or clever, which evolved to mean attractive.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 27, 2023

What is the singular form of pretty?

Pretty is an adjective and does not have a singular or plural form.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 27, 2023

Which preposition is used with pretty?

Prepositions like 'as', 'for', and 'in' can be used with pretty.
Janet White
Dec 27, 2023

Is pretty an abstract noun?

Pretty is not a noun; it's an adjective or adverb.
Janet White
Dec 27, 2023

What is the verb form of pretty?

Pretty is primarily an adjective; the verb form is 'prettify'.
Huma Saeed
Dec 27, 2023

Which conjunction is used with pretty?

Conjunctions such as 'and', 'but', and 'or' can be used with pretty.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 27, 2023

Is pretty a noun or adjective?

Pretty is primarily an adjective, but can be used as an adverb.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 27, 2023

Is pretty a negative or positive word?

Pretty is generally a positive word.
Harlon Moss
Dec 27, 2023

Is pretty a countable noun?

Pretty is not a noun, so it's neither countable nor uncountable.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 27, 2023

Is the pretty term a metaphor?

Pretty can be used metaphorically.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 27, 2023

Which determiner is used with pretty?

Determiners such as 'this', 'that', 'my', 'your' can be used with pretty.
Harlon Moss
Dec 27, 2023

What is the plural form of pretty?

As an adjective, pretty does not have a plural form.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 27, 2023

Is pretty a collective noun?

No, pretty is not a collective noun.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 27, 2023

What is another term for pretty?

Another term for pretty is attractive or charming.
Janet White
Dec 27, 2023

What is the opposite of pretty?

The opposite of pretty could be unattractive or plain.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 27, 2023

Which article is used with pretty?

The articles 'a', 'an', or 'the' can be used with pretty.
Janet White
Dec 27, 2023

Is pretty an adverb?

Yes, pretty can also function as an adverb.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 27, 2023

Is pretty a vowel or consonant?

Pretty starts with the consonant 'p'.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 27, 2023

Is the word pretty imperative?

Pretty is not typically used in the imperative form.
Harlon Moss
Dec 27, 2023

How many syllables are in pretty?

There are two syllables in pretty.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 27, 2023

What part of speech is pretty?

Pretty is an adjective and can also be used as an adverb.
Janet White
Dec 27, 2023

How is pretty used in a sentence?

Example: "She looked pretty in her new dress."
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 27, 2023

How do we divide pretty into syllables?

Pretty is divided as pret-ty.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 27, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in pretty?

The first syllable 'pret' is the stressed syllable in pretty.
Harlon Moss
Dec 27, 2023

What is the first form of pretty?

As an adjective, pretty does not have verb forms.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 27, 2023

What is the second form of pretty?

Pretty does not have a second form as it is not a verb.
Janet White
Dec 27, 2023

What is the third form of pretty?

There is no third form of pretty.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 27, 2023
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