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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 glamorous

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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.

    Sacrifice

    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

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 glamorous

adj.

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

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