Is there anyone around here who says what's the diffrence between handsome and good-looking?
Originally Posted by pull strings
Is there anyone around here who can say what's the difference between handsome and good-looking?
They mean the same, though "handsome" usually carries more weight:
Macaulay Culkin is good-looking, but Brad Pitt is truly handsome.
Welcome, pull strings.
Additionally, the term handsome is considered more formal than the term good-looking. Consider that younger men tend to be described as good-looking, whereas older men tend to be described as handsome.