riante

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French riante, feminine of riant (smiling, laughing). Compare riant.

Adjective[edit]

riante (comparative more riante, superlative most riante)

  1. (now rare) Cheerful, agreeable (chiefly of a place, landscape etc.); pleasing to look at. [from 18th c.]
    • 1792, Charlotte Smith, Desmond, Broadview, published 2001, page 335:
      Of late, my Fanny, I have found this view too riante [] .
    • 1901, J. M. Hoppin, Great Epochs in Art History:
      The city is antique but riante with broad promenades and trees.

French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

riante

  1. feminine singular of riant

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