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[glam-er-uh s] /ˈglæm ər əs/
full of glamour; charmingly or fascinatingly attractive, especially in a mysterious or magical way.
full of excitement, adventure, and unusual activity:
the glamorous job of a foreign correspondent.
Origin of glamorous
First recorded in 1935-40; glamor + -ous
Related forms
glamorously, glamourously, adverb
glamorousness, glamourousness, noun
ultraglamorous, adjective
unglamorous, adjective
unglamorously, adverb
unglamorousness, noun
unglamourous, adjective
unglamourously, adverb
unglamourousness, noun
1. captivating, beguiling, fascinating, alluring, bewitching. Unabridged
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  • He'd bossed them and taught them until they felt capable and glamorous and proud.

    Pariah Planet Murray Leinster
  • She was glamorous with the material elegance that always ended by deriding him.


    Stephen French Whitman
  • And there was Stevenson and his glamorous islands winning me on.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service
  • His son Timmy was on the cops because he thought it glamorous.

    A Matter of Importance William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • To Tiflin, as to the others, even such places were glamorous.

    The Planet Strappers Raymond Zinke Gallun
British Dictionary definitions for glamorous


possessing glamour; alluring and fascinating: a glamorous career
beautiful and smart, esp in a showy way: a glamorous woman
Derived Forms
glamorously, glamourously, adverb
glamorousness, glamourousness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for glamorous

1882, from glamor + -ous. Related: Glamorously.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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