1 quality of being beautiful
ADJ. breathtaking, extraordinary, great, outstanding, sheer an area of breathtaking beauty | classical the classical beauty of her face | natural | physical | scenic
BEAUTY + VERB last | fade Her beauty faded as she got older.
BEAUTY + NOUN competition, contest | queen | parlour, salon | treatment | spot
PHRASES beauty is in the eye of the beholder, beauty is only skin-deep
2 beautiful person or thing
ADJ. great She was known as a great beauty in her time. | absolute, real My new car's a real beauty! | little Isn't she a little beauty?