Definition for PRET-TI-LY

PRET-TI-LY, adv. [prit'tily. from pretty.]

  1. In a pretty manner; with neatness and taste; pleasingly; without magnificence or splendor; as, a woman prettily dressed; a parterre prettily ornamented with flowers.
  2. With decency, good manners and decorum without dignity. Children kept out of ill company, take a pride to behave themselves prettily. – Locke.

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