I'm not sure if we can use the word "beautiful" for men.
I am beautiful.
I am handsome.
I wrote in the first person because I never found and never will find a man beautiful or handsome! Excepion: I
Thank you very much.
I'm not sure if we can use the word "beautiful" for men. You can, but the usual word is 'handsome'.
Slightly more acceptable for a man is to use 'beautiful' to speak of his character/disposition/kindness.
Best wishes, Clive
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Certainly you can say "a handsome woman" - usually it carries the sense that he is perhaps a little older, well groomed, perhaps a little taller. Not a young, perky thing in a tiny bikini, but a stately woman who carries herself well. Beautiful is certainly more common (or pretty), but handsome can be, and is, used.
And women (frequently young women) will say that a well-built, good looking man is beautiful. "Oh my gosh - look at him - he's beautiful!"
Either gender can have beautiful eyes, a beautiful smile, etc.
CliveHi,Yes, it makes sense. Thank you!
It requires some poise and dignity, not just sex-appeal, things that sometimes come with age:
5 : having an impressive and pleasing appearance: a : attractive,
well-proportioned, and good-looking usually in a way suggesting poise,
dignity, and strength <with reddish brown hair, bright brown eyes,
fine forehead, and firm mouth and chin, he was exceptionally handsome
-- Allan Nevins & H.S.Commager> <though she had lost long ago her
virginal loveliness, she had ripened ... into a handsome and
fruitful-looking woman -- Ellen Glasgow>
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