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4 definitions found
 for picturesque
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Picturesque \Pic`tur*esque"\, a. [It. pittoresco: cf. F.
     pittoresque. See Pictorial.]
     Forming, or fitted to form, a good or pleasing picture;
     representing with the clearness or ideal beauty appropriate
     to a picture; expressing that peculiar kind of beauty which
     is agreeable in a picture, natural or artificial; graphic;
     vivid; as, a picturesque scene or attitude; picturesque
     language.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           What is picturesque as placed in relation to the
           beautiful and the sublime? It is . . . the
           characteristic pushed into a sensible excess. --De
     Quincey.
     [1913 Webster] -- Pic`tur*esque"ly, adv. --
     Pic`tur*esque"ness, n.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  colorful \colorful\ adj.
     1. having striking color. Opposite of colorless.
  
     Note: [Narrower terms: changeable, chatoyant, iridescent,
           shot; deep, rich; flaming; fluorescent, glowing;
           prismatic; psychedelic; red, ruddy, flushed,
           empurpled]
  
     Syn: colourful.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. striking in variety and interest. Opposite of colorless
        or dull. [Narrower terms: brave, fine, gay, glorious;
        flamboyant, resplendent, unrestrained; flashy, gaudy,
        jazzy, showy, snazzy, sporty; picturesque]
        [WordNet 1.5]
  
     3. having color or a certain color; not black, white or grey;
        as, colored crepe paper. Opposite of colorless and
        monochrome.
  
     Note: [Narrower terms: tinted; touched, tinged; amber,
           brownish-yellow, yellow-brown; amethyst; auburn,
           reddish-brown; aureate, gilded, gilt, gold, golden;
           azure, cerulean, sky-blue, bright blue; bicolor,
           bicolour, bicolored, bicoloured, bichrome; blue,
           bluish, light-blue, dark-blue; blushful,
           blush-colored, rosy; bottle-green; bronze, bronzy;
           brown, brownish, dark-brown; buff; canary,
           canary-yellow; caramel, caramel brown; carnation;
           chartreuse; chestnut; dun; earth-colored,
           earthlike; fuscous; green, greenish, light-green,
           dark-green; jade, jade-green; khaki; lavender,
           lilac; mauve; moss green, mosstone; motley,
           multicolor, culticolour, multicolored, multicoloured,
           painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied,
           varicolored, varicoloured; mousy, mouse-colored;
           ocher, ochre; olive-brown; olive-drab; olive;
           orange, orangish; peacock-blue; pink, pinkish;
           purple, violet, purplish; red, blood-red, carmine,
           cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red,
           scarlet; red, reddish; rose, roseate; rose-red;
           rust, rusty, rust-colored; snuff, snuff-brown,
           snuff-color, snuff-colour, snuff-colored,
           snuff-coloured, mummy-brown, chukker-brown; sorrel,
           brownish-orange; stone, stone-gray; straw-color,
           straw-colored, straw-coloured; tan; tangerine;
           tawny; ultramarine; umber; vermilion,
           vermillion, cinibar, Chinese-red; yellow, yellowish;
           yellow-green; avocado; bay; beige; blae
           bluish-black or gray-blue); coral; creamy; cress
           green, cresson, watercress; hazel; honey,
           honey-colored; hued(postnominal); magenta;
           maroon; pea-green; russet; sage, sage-green;
           sea-green] [Also See: chromatic, colored, dark,
           light.]
  
     Syn: colored, coloured, in color(predicate).
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  picturesque
      adj 1: suggesting or suitable for a picture; pretty as a
             picture; "a picturesque village"
      2: strikingly expressive; "a picturesque description of the
         rainforest"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  59 Moby Thesaurus words for "picturesque":
     arabesque, attractive, baroque, busy, charming, chichi, colorful,
     delightful, elaborate, elegant, fancy, fetching, fine, flamboyant,
     florid, flowery, freehand, frilly, fussy, graphic, high-wrought,
     idyllic, interesting, intriguing, labored, lovely, luxuriant,
     luxurious, monochrome, moresque, original, ornate, ostentatious,
     overelaborate, overelegant, overlabored, overworked, overwrought,
     painty, pastose, photographic, pictorial, picturable, pictural,
     pleasing, polychrome, pretty, pretty-pretty, quaint, realistic,
     rich, rococo, scenic, scenographic, scumbled, striking, unique,
     unusual, vivid
  
  

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