- splendid or sumptuous in appearance, coloring, etc.; magnificent: a gorgeous gown; a gorgeous sunset.
- Informal. extremely good, enjoyable, or pleasant: I had a gorgeous time.
Origin of gorgeous
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Examples from the Web for gorgeously
Seriously, though, is anyone else even a little bit put off by the level of violence in this clip, gorgeously shot as it is?Jay Z and Beyonce Release Epic, Violent New Short Film For 'On the Run' Tour
May 18, 2014
The LA property features 182 guest rooms, a restaurant and bar, and a gorgeously renovated theater that seats 1,600.New Ace Hotel Shakes Up the L.A. Scene
The Daily Beast
January 14, 2014
But great those essays were—not just funny but gorgeously styled, stunning in their erudition, piercing in their invective.Stephen Schiff: My (Relatively Small) Crime Against Gore Vidal
August 2, 2012
When I pulled up in front of her store that morning, it was gorgeously sunny but also toe-chill cold.Easter's Top Five Hams
March 30, 2010
It was so simple, so complete, and so wonderfully, gorgeously Egbertian.Fair Harbor
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
The saloon, which is gorgeously decorated, is 100 yards long.
The streets were gorgeously decorated and a holiday had been declared.A Negro Explorer at the North Pole
Matthew A. Henson
Two officers preceded him, bearing plumes of gorgeously colored feathers.
It was all so gorgeously unexpected, so—so stupendously mysterious.Antony Gray,--Gardener
- strikingly beautiful or magnificentgorgeous array; a gorgeous girl
- informal extremely pleasing, fine, or goodgorgeous weather
Word Origin and History for gorgeously
late 15c., "splendid, showy" (of clothing), from Middle French gorgias "elegant, fashionable," of unknown origin; perhaps literally "necklace" (and thus "fond of jewelry"), from Old French gorge "bosom, throat," also "something adorning the throat." A connection to the Greek proper name Gorgias (supposedly in reference to a notorious sophist) also has been proposed. Related: Gorgeousness.