Hándsome. adj. [handsaem, Dutch, ready, dexterous.]
- Ready; gainly; convenient.
For a thief it is so handsome, as it may seem it was first invented for him. Spenser.
- Beautiful with dignity; graceful.
A great man entered by force into a peasant's house, and, finding his wife very handsome, turned the good man out of his dwelling. Addison's Guardian.
- Elegant; graceful.
That easiness and handsome address in writing, which is hardest to be attained by persons bred in a meaner way, will be familiar to you. Felton on the Classicks.
- Ample; liberal: as, a handsome fortune.
- Generous; noble: as, a handsome action.