(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. pleasing, agreeable, attractive, enjoyable; tasteful, proper, genteel; precise, accurate, exact, meticulous; delicate, fine, sensitive, appealing; overrefined, critical, squeamish. See pleasure, taste. Ant., awful.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Approved]
Syn. likable, superior, admirable; see excellent .
2. [Behaving in a becoming manner]
Syn. pleasing, friendly, agreeable, winning, winsome, prepossessing, refined, cultured, amiable, delightful, charming, inviting, pleasant, cordial, courteous, ingratiating, considerate, kind, kindly, helpful, gracious, obliging, genial, gentle, simpático (Spanish), seemly, decorous, becoming, unassuming, unpresumptuous, modest, demure; see also friendly 1 .
Ant. rude*, indecorous, crude.
3. [Involving a careful distinction]
Syn. delicate, minute, exacting, fastidious, finicky, finical, finicking, discerning, discriminating, fine, subtle, careful, precise, critical, distinguishing, trivial, hairsplitting; see also careful , detailed , particular 3 .
Ant. careless*, broad, sweeping.
4. [Accurate]
Syn. correct, exact, right; see accurate 1 .
See Synonym Study at particular .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. appealing pleasing, attractive, agreeable, pleasant, satisfactory, desirable, enjoyable.
2. likable charming, kind, considerate, gracious, amiable, sweet, well-mannered, genial, cordial, kind, thoughtful, good-hearted.
3. upright virtuous, moral, chaste, genteel, seemly.
4. refined delicate, proper, correct, seemly, appropriate.
ANT.: 1. unpleasant, unattractive, undesirable. 2. unlikable, rude, mean, nasty. 3. immoral, unseemly. 4. unrefined, indelicate
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. To one's liking: agreeable, congenial, favorable, good, grateful, gratifying, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, satisfying, welcome. See LIKE. 2. Having pleasant desirable qualities: good. Scots: bonny, braw. See GOOD. 3. Well above average: good, high-grade. See GOOD, ABILITY. 4. Conforming to accepted standards: becoming, befitting, comely, comme il faut, correct, decent, decorous, de rigueur, proper, respectable, right, seemly. See COURTESY. 5. Morally beyond reproach, especially in sexual conduct: chaste, decent, modest, pure, virgin, virginal, virtuous. See GOOD, RESTRAINT, SEX. 6. Very difficult to please: choosy, dainty, exacting, fastidious, finical, finicky, fussy, meticulous, particular, persnickety, squeamish. Informal: picky. See ACCEPT. 7. Able to make or detect effects of great subtlety or precision: delicate, fine1, subtle. See PRECISE. 8. So slight as to be difficult to notice or appreciate: delicate, fine1, finespun, refined, subtle. See BIG.

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