adjective gor·geous \ˈgr-jəs\

: very beautiful or attractive

: very enjoyable or pleasant

Full Definition of GORGEOUS

:  splendidly or showily brilliant or magnificent
gor·geous·ly adverb
gor·geous·ness noun

Examples of GORGEOUS

  1. Your baby is absolutely gorgeous!
  2. <sunsets in Hawaii are just gorgeous>
  3. The difference in appearance can be dramatic, as I saw on a visit to the small, modern factory where Pineider prints its stationery, in a gorgeous part of Tuscany near Florence and bordering Chianti. —Corby Kummer, Atlantic, May 2001

Origin of GORGEOUS

Middle English gorgeouse, from Middle French gorgias elegant, perhaps from gorgias wimple, from gorge throat
First Known Use: 15th century

Related to GORGEOUS

aesthetic (also esthetic or aesthetical or esthetical), attractive, beauteous, bonny (also bonnie) [chiefly British], comely, cute, drop-dead, fair, fetching, good, good-looking, goodly, beautiful, handsome, knockout, likely, lovely, lovesome, pretty, ravishing, seemly, sightly, stunning, taking, well-favored
grotesque, hideous, homely, ill-favored, plain, ugly, unaesthetic, unattractive, unbeautiful, uncomely, uncute, unhandsome, unlovely, unpleasing, unpretty, unsightly
See Synonym Discussion at splendid


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