If not, then what does it mean?
Most Helpful Opinion
I'm afraid you'll have to consider the source. I attach great meaning to words, and thus try and select them carefully, in order to better express myself. If I were to refer to you as very pretty, then you could be assured that I meant just that, and nothing more, or less. To describe someone as beautiful, is to offer a higher compliment, perhaps only exceeded (in my mind) by the word "gorgeous".