Picturesque

Definition of Picturesque

Pic`tur`esque´
a.1.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.
What is picturesque as placed in relation to the beautiful and the sublime? It is . . . the characteristic pushed into a sensible excess.

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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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