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

Synonym Discussion of GORGEOUS

splendid, resplendent, gorgeous, glorious, sublime, superb mean extraordinarily or transcendently impressive. splendid implies outshining the usual or customary <the wedding was a splendid occasion>. resplendent suggests a glowing or blazing splendor <resplendent in her jewelry>. gorgeous implies a rich splendor especially in display of color <a gorgeous red dress>. glorious suggests radiance that heightens beauty or distinction <a glorious sunset>. sublime implies an exaltation or elevation almost beyond human comprehension <a vision of sublime beauty>. superb suggests an excellence reaching the highest conceivable degree <her singing was superb>.
GORGEOUS Defined for Kids


adjective gor·geous \ˈgr-jəs\

Definition of GORGEOUS for Kids

:  very beautiful
gor·geous·ly adverb
gor·geous·ness noun


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