handsome

英 ['hæns(ə)m] 美 ['hænsəm]
  • adj. (男子)英俊的;可观的;大方的,慷慨的;健美而端庄的
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handsome 灵巧的,英俊的,潇洒的,大方的

来自hand的引申义,即手边的,方便的,-some,形容词后缀。后来引申灵巧的,体贴的,大方的,慷慨的等多种词义,但主要用于形容男子潇洒的,英俊的,实质上即暖男。

handsome
handsome: see hand
handsome (adj.)
c. 1400, handsom "easy to handle, ready at hand," from hand (n.) + -some (1). Sense extended to "fit, appropriate" (1550s, implied in handsomely), then "having fine form, good-looking, agreeable to the eye" (1580s). Meaning "generous, on a liberal scale" (of rewards, etc.) first recorded 1680s.
[Americans] use the word "handsome" much more extensively than we do: saying that Webster made a handsome speech in the Senate: that a lady talks handsomely, (eloquently:) that a book sells handsomely. A gentleman asked me on the Catskill Mountain, whether I thought the sun handsomer there than at New York. [Harriet Martineau, "Society in America," 1837]
Related: Handsomeness. For sense development, compare pretty (adj.). Similar formation in Dutch handzaam "tractable, serviceable."
1. The opposition won a handsome victory in the election.
反对党在竞选中以高票获胜。

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2. Tom was in some ways a younger clone of his handsome father.
汤姆某些地方长得和他那帅气的父亲一模一样,只是年轻一些。

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3. He was a slim, solemn, darkly handsome young man.
他是个身材修长、表情庄重、皮肤黝黑的帅小伙。

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4. He was handsome in a raffish kind of way.
他的帅是一种放荡不羁的帅。

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5. "He used to be so handsome." — "And now?"
“他以前是那么英俊。”——“那么现在呢?”

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