What's the difference between beautiful and pretty?

Some look at me and say I'm beautiful and some say I'm very pretty. and once someone said that I'm not beautiful but I'm pretty... So is there really a difference?

And what do you prefer? Pretty or beautiful?

Please explain "beautiful"


Most Helpful Guy

  • To me- let me put it this way. When I met my ex I thought she was pretty. VEry very pretty. After I got to know her and got to see what kind of person she was, she became the most beautiful person in the world to me. Even though we're not together anymore, I have yet to find someone who has half of what she had, and women who are generally physically more attractive then her, still seem to pale in comparison because they're not as good a person.


What Guys Said 7

  • You can be pretty without being beautiful. You cannot be beautiful without being pretty. Beauty implies more of an "aura" than simply the physical traits. It's in the way a girl carries herself, presents herself and goes about life.

  • Well, if that's your picture, I'd say you're pretty growing up into beautiful.

    I think 'pretty' has a 'cute' component.

    Beautiful generally refers to women. No, that's not right...

    But what do I know. I'm just a guy. :-)


  • Beauty is prettiness that is robust, filled-out. Uma Thurman is beautiful, Kristen Stewart is pretty.

  • I don't think there is a definition, but here's mine. Pretty to me is someone who is just naturally good looking. There are plenty of pretty people. Being beautiful means you have it all - looks, brains, sense of humor, sweet, caring ... overall just beautiful.

  • Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

    I have had girls I knew in the past say a girl was pretty/attractive/ etc then I saw her and I was like huh what. I have found it seems to be all or most girls seem to think ALL girls are pretty/attractive/ etc.

    Then again look are by no means everything they only play a tiny part of who there person is personality has to count huge and actually be there in the person, no one is going to get by on their looks.

  • Looking at you I would agree with stercor and say you are pretty turning into beutiful. And that pretty is the same as beutiful but if you are pretty you still have a cute component going for u.

    Hope this helps:)


What Girls Said 4

  • Beauty is only skin deep. I consider pretty as someone being physically appealing. Blatently their personality sucks or has not shown through yet. Such as the quote says. A beautiful person is someone who has the heart, brains, and personality that coincide with being physically attractive.

  • I think beautiful is a stronger word than pretty - many people are pretty, few are really beautiful. Doesn't have anything to do with personality, but does incorporate how someone presents and carries themselves, if that makes sense.

  • beautiful is being pretty in and out

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