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.

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 for glamorous

1. captivating, beguiling, fascinating, alluring, bewitching. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for glamorous

Contemporary Examples of glamorous

Historical Examples of glamorous

  • 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 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