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  1. Dexterous; skillful; handy; ready; convenient; -- applied to things as persons.
    • That they [engines of war] be both easy to be carried and handsome to be moved and turned about. - Robynson (Utopia)
    • For a thief it is so handsome as it may seem it was first invented for him. - Spenser
  2. Agreeable to the eye or to correct taste; having a pleasing appearance or expression; attractive; having symmetry and dignity; comely.
    Examples: a handsome man; a handsome garment, house, tree, horse.
  3. Striking, impressive and elegantly proportioned, though not typically beautiful.
  4. Suitable or fit in action; marked with propriety and ease; graceful; becoming; appropriate.
    Examples: a handsome style, etc.
    • Easiness and handsome address in writing. - Felton
  5. Evincing a becoming generosity or nobleness of character; liberal; generous.
  6. Ample; moderately large.
    • He . . . accumulated a handsome sum of money. - V. Knox

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