as in beautiful
very pleasing to look at sunsets in Hawaii are just gorgeous

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How does the adjective gorgeous contrast with its synonyms?

Some common synonyms of gorgeous are glorious, resplendent, splendid, sublime, and superb. While all these words mean "extraordinarily or transcendently impressive," gorgeous implies a rich splendor especially in display of color.

a gorgeous red dress

Where would glorious be a reasonable alternative to gorgeous?

While in some cases nearly identical to gorgeous, glorious suggests radiance that heightens beauty or distinction.

a glorious sunset

When would resplendent be a good substitute for gorgeous?

The words resplendent and gorgeous are synonyms, but do differ in nuance. Specifically, resplendent suggests a glowing or blazing splendor.

resplendent in her jewelry

When could splendid be used to replace gorgeous?

While the synonyms splendid and gorgeous are close in meaning, splendid implies outshining the usual or customary.

the wedding was a splendid occasion

When is it sensible to use sublime instead of gorgeous?

The synonyms sublime and gorgeous are sometimes interchangeable, but sublime implies an exaltation or elevation almost beyond human comprehension.

a vision of sublime beauty

When can superb be used instead of gorgeous?

Although the words superb and gorgeous have much in common, superb suggests an excellence reaching the highest conceivable degree.

her singing was superb

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“Gorgeous.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gorgeous. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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