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    Default Is word 'handsome' used in modern languague?

    I've heard few times that word 'handsome' is not widely used now. So the question is whether native speakers still use that word in everyday speech or not.

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    Default Re: Is word 'handsome' used in modern languague?

    We certainly do.

    Only yesterday I sold my car for a handsome profit.

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    Default Re: Is word 'handsome' used in modern languague?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    We certainly do.

    Only yesterday I sold my car for a handsome profit.

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    Default Re: Is word 'handsome' used in modern languague?

    Quote Originally Posted by RyneWind View Post
    I've heard few times that word 'handsome' is not widely used now. So the question is whether native speakers still use that word in everyday speech or not.
    It's mostly only used to describe certain attractive men.

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    Default Re: Is word 'handsome' used in modern languague?

    I wouldn't say that many young people use "handsome" to describe attractive men. I think they would go for "hot", "sexy", "gorgeous", "lush", "reem" (still Essex slang), and probably a whole raft of words that I don't know because I'm too old!
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    Default Re: Is word 'handsome' used in modern languague?

    Quote Originally Posted by RyneWind View Post
    I've heard few times that word 'handsome' is not widely used now. So the question is whether native speakers still use that word in everyday speech or not.
    Where did you hear this? I still hear it used. There are plenty of new slang terms, but that doesn't mean that the word has fallen into disuse.

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    Default Re: Is word 'handsome' used in modern languague?

    I rarely hear it used by younger people, except in the fixed phrase 'tall, dark and handsome'.

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