Last modified on 3 March 2013, at 23:28

Talk:pretty

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RemovalEdit

Removed the following definitions:

  1. Not functional or supposedly so.
    pretty buttons
  2. Unpleasant (in some cases)
    pretty state of affairs

as they are not really definitions of pretty, but usages of the first sense. 1. acquires its meaning by overly faint praise, implying the item is otherwise useless. 2. acquires its meaning by simple irony or sarcasm. -114.91.97.201 05:02, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

We don't change definitions that way. We challenge definitions through the WT:RFD and WT:RFV processes. In this case other dictionaries have at least one of the senses you challenge. I will enter a challenge for the other one. Also the Hemingway quote may illustrate a sense that is not present, but is one of my favorite uses of the term. Is it ironic? Sarcastic? Is it playing with multiple senses? DCDuring TALK 12:51, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

RFVEdit

Please see this RFV discussion. — Beobach 00:11, 2 December 2010 (UTC)