Learner's definition of HANDSOME
[also more handsome; most handsome]
1 : pleasing to look at : attractive especially of a person : having a pleasing appearance that causes romantic or sexual feelings in someone
◊ Men are more frequently described as handsome than women.
2 always used before a noun : large in size or amount
He inherited a handsome fortune.
He made a handsome profit on the sale of the house.
They made handsome [=generous] contributions to charity.
3 always used before a noun : done or achieved in an impressive way