Definition of gorgeous in English:

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gorgeous

Pronunciation: /ˈɡɔːdʒəs/

adjective

1Beautiful; very attractive: gorgeous colours 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
good-looking, attractive, nice-looking, handsome, lovely, beautiful, pretty, as pretty as a picture, stunning, striking, arresting, prepossessing, winning, fetching, captivating, bewitching, beguiling, engaging, charming, charismatic, enchanting, appealing, delightful, irresistible;
sexy, sexually attractive, sexual, seductive, alluring, tantalizing, ravishing, desirable, sultry, sensuous, sensual, erotic, arousing, luscious, lush, nubile;
Scottish & Northern English  bonny
informal fanciable, beddable, tasty, studly, hot, smashing, knockout, out of this world, easy on the eye, come-hither, come-to-bed
British informal fit
North American informal cute, foxy, bootylicious
US informal on fleek
Australian/New Zealand informal spunky
literary beauteous
dated taking, well favoured
archaic comely, fair
rare sightly, pulchritudinous
spectacular, splendid, superb, wonderful, grand, impressive, awe-inspiring, awesome, astounding, astonishing, amazing, stunning, breathtaking, stupendous, incredible
informal sensational, out of this world, fabulous, fantastic
literary wondrous
resplendent, magnificent, stately, imposing, sumptuous, luxurious, elegant, opulent, dazzling, brilliant, glittering
1.1 informal Very pleasant or enjoyable: the weather was gorgeous
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  • 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.
Synonyms
excellent, marvellous, superb, very good, first-rate, first-class, wonderful, delightful, outstanding, exceptional, magnificent, splendid, superlative, matchless, peerless
informal super, great, glorious, terrific, tremendous, smashing, fantastic, sensational, fabulous, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, ace, fab, A1, cool, awesome, magic, wicked, tip-top, top-notch, out of sight, out of this world, way-out, capital
British informal brilliant, brill
Australian/New Zealand informal bonzer
British informal, dated spiffing, topping, top-hole, wizard

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.

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