or glam·our·ous



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.

Nearby words

  1. glamis castle,
  2. glamor,
  3. glamorgan,
  4. glamorganshire,
  5. glamorize,
  6. glamorously,
  7. glamour,
  8. glamour boy,
  9. glamour girl,
  10. glamour puss

Origin of glamorous

First recorded in 1935–40; glamor + -ous

SYNONYMS FOR glamorous
1. captivating, beguiling, fascinating, alluring, bewitching.

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for glamorous

British Dictionary definitions for glamorous




possessing glamour; alluring and fascinatinga glamorous career
beautiful and smart, esp in a showy waya glamorous woman
Derived Formsglamorously or glamourously, adverbglamorousness or glamourousness, noun

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for glamorous



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper