Definition of gorgeous in English:

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gorgeous

Pronunciation: /ˈɡôrjəs/

adjective

1Beautiful; very attractive: gorgeous colors and exquisite decoration
More example sentences
  • You could say that I can see the appeal, the attraction of, a gorgeous pair of heels.
  • He gave me a cut that's easy to maintain and he did the colour, which is gorgeous.
  • A gorgeous deep golden colour on the flanks blends with a dark green tinge to the back.
Synonyms
spectacular, splendid, superb, wonderful, grand, impressive, awe-inspiring, awesome, amazing, stunning, breathtaking, incredible
informal sensational, fabulous, fantastic
resplendent, magnificent, sumptuous, luxurious, elegant, opulent;
dazzling, brilliant
1.1 informal Very pleasant: a short but gorgeous hot summer
More example sentences
  • Not just sunny, but really really warm, like summer warm which was gorgeous.
  • The surface was slightly choppy but otherwise it was a gorgeous English summer's day.
  • I'd just run a gorgeous bath with bubbles galore, hot water and a divine smell from the bath soak.

Derivatives

gorgeousness

noun
Example sentences
  • The pageantry of Indian life appealed powerfully to the artist, and he rendered it with all his inherent splendor and gorgeousness.
  • All this flurry of fanciness raised our expectations for an exciting night of visual gorgeousness, or as the programme stated, ‘an impure smorgasbord of late night performance!’
  • And I felt a bit wobbly throughout, recognising the gorgeousness of all our funny, fabulous, vigorous locals.

Origin

Late 15th century (describing sumptuous clothing): from Old French gorgias 'fine, elegant', of unknown origin.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: gor·geous

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