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glamorous

or glam·our·ous

[glam-er-uh s]
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adjective
  1. full of glamour; charmingly or fascinatingly attractive, especially in a mysterious or magical way.
  2. full of excitement, adventure, and unusual activity: the glamorous job of a foreign correspondent.
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Origin of glamorous

First recorded in 1935–40; glamor + -ous
Related formsglam·or·ous·ly, glam·our·ous·ly, adverbglam·or·ous·ness, glam·our·ous·ness, nounul·tra·glam·or·ous, adjectiveun·glam·or·ous, adjectiveun·glam·or·ous·ly, adverbun·glam·or·ous·ness, nounun·glam·our·ous, adjectiveun·glam·our·ous·ly, adverbun·glam·our·ous·ness, noun

Synonyms

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1. captivating, beguiling, fascinating, alluring, bewitching.
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Examples from the Web for glamourous

Historical Examples

  • The mountains, seen partly above and partly below it, wore a glamourous purple.

    'way Down In Lonesome Cove

    Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)

  • It was a squalid sight, though the festive season of the year and that glamourous air peculiar to Indiana brooded it.


British Dictionary definitions for glamourous

glamorous

glamourous

adjective
  1. possessing glamour; alluring and fascinatinga glamorous career
  2. beautiful and smart, esp in a showy waya glamorous woman
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Derived Formsglamorously or glamourously, adverbglamorousness or glamourousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for glamourous

glamorous

adj.

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

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