Examples of gorgeous in a Sentence
- 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
- 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
- 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
Your baby is absolutely gorgeous!
sunsets in Hawaii are just gorgeous
Recent Examples of gorgeous from the Web
The gorgeous, low-key Four Seasons Resort Lanai, where the grounds are speckled with waterfalls, gardens, streams, and ponds, is on a cliff high above Hulopo'e Bay.
The actress, 40, who is currently filming the upcoming suspense thriller Domino, credits jane iredale Lemongrass Love Hydration Spray ($30; dermstore.com) for her gorgeous glow.
Schefflera delavayi is a gorgeous shrub that can grow to at least 8 feet tall and wide.
About a century ago, the story goes, David Fairchild encouraged the introduction of the gorgeous flame tree — another name for royal poinciana — to Miami’s landscaping and public areas.
Portugal also has gorgeous beaches (look up Algarve) for a little R&R and fabulous golf.
My first stop on a recent visit to Pointe Coupee Parish was to see the author of this gorgeous new book, my good friend Randy Harelson.
The first 25 looks were all variations of gray, later leading to head-to-toe black ensembles and a gorgeous Chanel bride in all-white for the finale.
The film is also gorgeous, with sweeping landscape shots and eye-catching compositions.
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Did You Know?
In the late Middle Ages many women wore a type of headdress—called a wimple in English—that surrounded the neck and head, leaving only the face uncovered. The word gorgias, from gorge, meaning “throat,” was the French name for the part of the headdress that covered the throat and shoulders. In time it also came to be used as a name for the entire garment. A beautiful headdress was so much the mark of a fashionable lady that Gorgias then became an adjective meaning “elegant” or “fond of dress.” Borrowed into English as gorgayse and then gorgeous, the word gradually took on the meaning of “beautiful” that it has today.
Origin and Etymology of gorgeous
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsaesthetic (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
Antonymsgrotesque, hideous, homely, ill-favored, plain, ugly, unaesthetic, unattractive, unbeautiful, uncomely, uncute, unhandsome, unlovely, unpleasing, unpretty, unsightly
Related Wordsalluring, appealing, charming, cunning, delightful, engaging, fascinating, glamorous (also glamourous), prepossessing; elegant, exquisite, glorious, Junoesque, magnificent, resplendent, splendid, statuesque, sublime, superb; flawless, perfect, radiant; dainty, delicate; personable, pleasant, presentable; chocolate-box, prettyish; desirable, dishy, dollish, foxy, hot, luscious, nubile, pulchritudinous, seductive, sexy, tasty, toothsome, yummy; hunky, studly [slang]; arresting, eye-catching, flamboyant, flashy, glossy, showstopping, showy, slick, snazzy, splashy, striking, zingy; photogenic, telegenic
Near Antonymsabhorrent, abominable, bad, disagreeable, disgusting, dreadful, foul, frightful, ghastly, horrible, loathsome, nasty, nauseating, objectionable, offensive, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revolting, shocking, sickening, terrible, vile; unappealing, unappetizing, unimposing, unpleasant, unprepossessing; frumpish, frumpy, unbecoming, unshapely; Gorgonian, haggish, witchy
Synonym Discussion of gorgeous
- the wedding was a splendid occasion
- resplendent in her jewelry
- a gorgeous red dress
- a glorious sunset
- a vision of sublime beauty
- her singing was superb
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