beauty is in the eye of the beholder

used for saying that different people have different opinions about what is beautiful

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • beauty is in the eye of the beholder — Beauty is not judged objectively, but according to the beholder’s estimation. The idea is a very old one: THEOCRITUS Idyll vi. 18 ἦ γὰρ ἔρωτι πολλάκις..τὰ μὴ καλὰ καλὰ πέφανται, for in the eyes of love that which is not beautiful often seems… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • beauty is in the eye of the beholder — phrase used for saying that different people have different opinions about what is beautiful Thesaurus: beauty and beautiful qualitiessynonym Main entry: beauty * * * I proverb beauty cannot be judged objectively, for what one person finds… …   Useful english dictionary

  • beauty is in the eye of the beholder — means that different people will find different things beautiful and that the differences of opinion don t matter greatly …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • beauty is in the eye of the beholder — ► beauty is in the eye of the beholder proverb something which one person finds beautiful or admirable may not appeal to another. Main Entry: ↑beauty …   English terms dictionary

  • beauty is in the eye of the beholder —    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder means that different people will find different things beautiful and that the differences of opinion don t matter greatly.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Beauty is in the eye of the beholder —   Beauty is in the eye of the beholder means that different people will find different things beautiful and that the differences of opinion don t matter greatly …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • beauty is in the eye of the beholder — each person has a different idea of what is beautiful, one man s garbage...    To him, the statue is elegant; to me, it s ugly. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! …   English idioms

  • Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. — something that you say which means that each person has their own opinion about what or who is beautiful. Personally, I can t understand why she finds him attractive, but they do say beauty is in the eye of the beholder …   New idioms dictionary

  • beauty is in the eye of the beholder — Meaning Origin Proverb. Shakespeare expressed a similar sentiment in Love s Labours Lost Beauty is bought by judgement of the eye …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • beauty is in the eye of the beholder — what may be ugly to one person may be beautiful to another, beauty is purely subjective …   English contemporary dictionary

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