Handsome vs Rusalka - What's the difference?

handsome | rusalka |


As an adjective handsome

is (obsolete|said of things and people) dexterous; skillful.

As a verb handsome

is (obsolete) to render handsome.

As a noun rusalka is

in slavic mythology, a female water spirit that leads handsome men to their deaths underwater.

handsome

English

Adjective

(en-adj)
  • (obsolete, said of things and people) Dexterous; skillful
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  • (of a man) Visually attractive; pleasant looking.
  • a handsome' man; a ' handsome garment, house, tree, horse.
  • (of a woman) Striking, impressive and elegantly proportioned, though not typically beautiful.
  • Suitable or fit in action; marked with propriety and ease; graceful; becoming; appropriate.
  • a handsome style, etc.
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  • Generous or noble in character
  • Handsome' is as ' handsome does.
  • Ample; moderately large.
  • a handsome salary
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  • Having a good appearance
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=November 5 , author=Phil Dawkes , title=QPR 2 - 3 Man City , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=City have lapped up the plaudits this season for a series of handsome wins but manager Roberto Mancini has demanded that his side also learn to grind out results when they do not play well. He now has an example to point to.}}

    Derived terms

    * do the handsome thing

    Synonyms

    * (attractive) pretty

    Verb

    (handsom)
  • (obsolete) To render handsome.
  • rusalka

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia rusalka)
  • In Slavic mythology, a female water spirit that leads handsome men to their deaths underwater.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2009, date=March 1, author=Alastair Macaulay, title=What Do Aquawomen Want?, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=She is now a rusalka , a water spirit; in revenge she sends their daughter, a rusalochka, to lure him into the water. }}

    Hypernyms

    * siren