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adjective gor·geous \ˈgȯr-jəs\

Simple Definition of gorgeous

  • : very beautiful or attractive

  • : very enjoyable or pleasant

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of gorgeous

  1. :  splendidly or showily brilliant or magnificent

gorgeously

adverb

gorgeousness

noun

Examples of gorgeous in a sentence

  1. 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

  2. In the Arlberg … my wife and I were taken to the most perfect dinner by an elderly Viennese couple and their gorgeous young daughter, whom we had met in Washington. —Geoffrey Wolff, Granta, Autumn 1990

  3. Banks of gorgeous flowers were on every hand, and birds with rare and brilliant plumage sang and fluttered in the trees and bushes. —L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, 1900

  4. Your baby is absolutely gorgeous!

  5. <sunsets in Hawaii are just gorgeous>



Origin and Etymology of gorgeous

Middle English gorgeouse, from Middle French gorgias elegant, perhaps from gorgias wimple, from gorge throat


First Known Use: 15th century

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

gorgeous

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adjective gor·geous \ˈgȯr-jəs\

Definition of gorgeous for Students

  1. :  very beautiful

gorgeously

adverb

gorgeousness

noun




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